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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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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