gooseberry


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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.
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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
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On being brought into the room, Gooseberry stopped at the threshold of the door, and looked distrustfully at the stranger who was in my company.
The fame of the great Cuff had even reached the ears of the small Gooseberry.
They call me Gooseberry at the office because of my eyes.
Octavius Guy, otherwise Gooseberry," pursued the Sergeant, with the utmost gravity, "you were missed at the bank yesterday.
I wrote at once to quiet the old gentleman's mind, by telling him of Sergeant Cuff's visit: adding that Gooseberry was at that moment under examination; and promising to inform Mr.
There isn't a doubt on my mind that this boy--this most meritorious boy," added the Sergeant, patting Gooseberry on the head, "has followed the right man.
In five minutes more, Sergeant Cuff and I (with Gooseberry on the box to guide the driver) were on our way eastward, towards the City.
Just before that, Gooseberry had noticed the mechanic among the people at the bar.
But I am as much puzzled to account for his sudden assumption of drunkenness as Gooseberry himself.
In a quarter of an hour more, the cab stopped in Shore Lane, and Gooseberry opened the door for us to get out.
added Gooseberry, pointing, with a keener relish still, to the man on the bed.
The first sight that met my eyes, at the other end of the room, was the irrepressible Gooseberry, perched on a chair, and looking with breathless interest, over the heads of his elders, at the Sergeant's proceedings.