Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® 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.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • Paul - I can't say I immediately embrace the idea of kiwifruit filled chocolate, but I'm sure it'd be good.

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  • The kiwifruit is a good source of fiber, explained Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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  • Why we love it: The kiwifruit is a good source of fiber, explained Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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  • Kiwifruit monopoly comes under fire fruit delicacies are now universally known as kiwifruit,

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  • The green kiwifruit, which is the most popular, has fuzzy brown skin, bright green flesh, tiny black seeds, and a creamy white center.

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  • If where you live has mildish winters - Oregon, say, or California or the South - you can grow the kind of kiwifruit your mom or dad buys at the grocery store.

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  • Be sure to peel the kiwifruit well before chopping them up, as the tough, hairy skin is not ideal in a cake.

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  • He offered to brush her hair with the stiff-bristled brush and they ended up in the shower naked together, ostensibly so he could use the coconut-kiwifruit de-tangling conditioner and follicle rejuvenator.

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  • The disease, previously unseen in New Zealand, has caused substantial damage to kiwifruit vines in Italy since it was first discovered there in 1992.

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  • Peel the kiwifruits and cut 4 round slices approximately Ā½ inch thick from the center section of each kiwifruit leftover kiwifruit can be cubed and used in a fruit salad.

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