from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woody vine (Actinidia deliciosa) native to China, cultivated especially in New Zealand for its edible fruit.
- n. The fuzzy brown fruit of this plant, containing sweet green pulp. In both senses also called Chinese gooseberry.
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- n. Alternative spelling of kiwi fruit.
From the resemblance of the fruit's skin to the plumage of some species of kiwi birds.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)