gooseberry

(redirected from Gooseberries)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.
Related to Gooseberries: Cape gooseberries

gooseberry:

see currantcurrant,
northern shrub of the family Saxifragaceae (saxifrage family), of the same genus (Ribes) as the gooseberry bush. The tart berries of the currant may be black, white, or red; the white gooseberry becomes purple when mature.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
Enlarge picture
gooseberry

gooseberry

red, white, black. Related to currants. Spiny stems with sharp spines, “Prickly” berries look like semi-translucent grapes, with little hairs on them and veins showing through their skin. Many small seeds inside. Bell-shaped flowers grow 1-3 together. Bush 3-10 feet (1-3m). High vitamin C, fiber, potassium (nerves, muscle). Darker ones are high in anti-oxidants (anti-aging). Used for eye and vision problems like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Anti-fungal, anti-yeast, neutralize toxins, flush toxins, anti-inflammatory.

gooseberry

[′güs‚ber·ē]
(botany)
The common name for about six species of thorny, spreading bushes of the genus Ribes in the order Rosales, producing small, acidic, edible fruit.

gooseberry

1. a Eurasian shrub, Ribes uva-crispa (or R. grossularia), having greenish, purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries: family Grossulariaceae
2. 
a. the berry of this plant
b. (as modifier): #5gooseberry jam
3. Cape gooseberry a tropical American solanaceous plant, Physalis peruviana, naturalized in southern Africa, having yellow flowers and edible yellow berries
References in periodicals archive ?
The bouquet is grass and elderflower, with hints of ripe gooseberries and asparagus, with a grapefruit finish.
But Dr Warren said that these alien genes actually change the ecology of insects which feed on the gooseberries in the wild.
Once it seemed that practically everyone in England grew gooseberries and every village and sometimes every street had its own gooseberry show.
Gooseberries make fantastic wine and go well with elderflower - they can often be found growing together in hedgerows.
Strain the gooseberries from this mixture and set them aside.
Spread the crumble evenly over the cooked gooseberries and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
But we tend to produce smaller numbers of gooseberries and blackcurrants for use as ingredients.
Again, though, this precious batch of gooseberries demanded something a little special, so I dusted off the recipe for classic rich Breton shortbread, a crumbly, buttery biscuit that accentuates the fruit perfectly.
Pip (a local with a great talent for growing soft fruits) rang me to say that she had gooseberries and blackcurrants available and was I interested?
A Air and light are very important for gooseberries, so they should be pruned to produce an open, goblet-shaped plant.
Gooseberries IF you want a good crop of delicious gooseberries this summer, pruning them now will not only keep them in shape but will help them grow back more strongly, as the air can circulate more easily, so avoiding mildew problems.