Kiwi

Kiwi fruits group detail and plant in a sunny summer day

Actinidia deliciosa

Sinonimi:
Uva spina cinese
Kiwi Fruit (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • kiwifruit

Etymology

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.

Noun

kiwi fruit (plural kiwi fruit)

  1. 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.

Synonyms

  • (fruit): kiwi (US and UK informal; rare in New Zealand)

Translations

See also

  • kiwi fruit gold
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