From goose + berry. It is possible that the first element was originally something related to the gros- of French groseille and/or the kruis- of Dutch kruisbes but has been altered by folk etymology.
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡusˌbɛɹi/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊzb(ə)ɹi/, /ˈɡuːsb(ə)ɹi/
gooseberry (plural gooseberries)
- A fruit, Ribes uva-crispa, related to the currant.
- We had a good haul of gooseberries from our bushes