Brand name used by exporters for one of several varieties of Chinese gooseberry selectively bred in New Zealand; named after the native bird known as the kiwi.
kiwi fruit (plural kiwi fruit)
- A Chinese gooseberry vine fruit, having a hairy brown skin and dark green (or in the case of the kiwi fruit gold, yellow) flesh with fine black seeds, almost always varieties of Actinidia deliciosa.
- (fruit): kiwi (US and UK informal; rare in New Zealand)
- kiwi fruit gold