Definition of


  1. (noun, food) currant-like berry used primarily in jams and jellies
  2. (noun, plant) spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries

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Alternate forms of Gooseberry

Hypernyms: bush, currant, shrub

Origin of the word Gooseberry

  1. c.1532, perhaps from Ger. Krausebeere or Kr?uselbeere, related to M.Du. croesel "gooseberry," and to Ger. kraus "crispy, curly." Under this theory, gooseberry would be folk etymology. But OED editors find no reason to prefer this to a literal reading, because "the grounds on which plants and fruits have received names associating them with ani… more

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Words that sound like Gooseberry

gabbro, gabor, gaboriau, gaffer, gaspar, gauffer, geoffroea, geosphere, gibber, give ear, giver, go far, go for, go over, gofer, goffer, goober, gopher, gossiper, guevara

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