Meaning of gooseberry

goose•ber•ry

Pronunciation: (gs'ber"ē, -bu-rē, gz'-), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. the edible, acid, globular, sometimes spiny fruit of certain prickly shrubs belonging to the genus Ribes, of the saxifrage family, esp. R. uva-crispa (or R. grossularia).
  2. a shrub bearing this fruit.
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