Groseille à maquereau

Ripe fresh green gooseberries in the garden. Growing organic berries closeup on a branch of gooseberry bush.

Ribes uva-crispa

Gooseberry (Wiktionary)



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)

  1. A fruit, Ribes uva-crispa, related to the currant.
    We had a good haul of gooseberries from our bushes
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