Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Actinidiaceae.

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Examples

  • Kiwi “Kiwi” fruit is the name that New Zealand producers came up with for the striking, tart berry of a Chinese vine, Actinidia deliciosa, when they pioneered its international marketing in the 1970s.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Several other species of Actinidia are now also cultivated, including the yellow-to-red-fleshed A. chinensis.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Kiwi “Kiwi” fruit is the name that New Zealand producers came up with for the striking, tart berry of a Chinese vine, Actinidia deliciosa, when they pioneered its international marketing in the 1970s.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Several other species of Actinidia are now also cultivated, including the yellow-to-red-fleshed A. chinensis.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • There was an ocean of trees entangled with a beautiful trailer (Actinidia polygama) with a profusion of white leaves, which, at a distance, look like great clusters of white blossoms.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • And then back he would come to us, with a wonderful story of his adventures in the pantry on his way to the kitchen, and leaving behind him a cook to whom there had been issued a new lease of life, and a gardener who blushed and smiled in the darkness under the Actinidia vines.

    Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis

  • And then back he would come to us, with a wonderful story of his adventures in the pantry on his way to the kitchen, and leaving behind him a cook to whom there had been issued a new lease of life, and a gardener who blushed and smiled in the darkness under the Actinidia vines.

    The Red Cross Girl

  • Actinidia, akebia, wistaria, roses, dutch-man's pipe, and clematis are to be recommended; the large-flowered clematises, however, are more valuable for their bloom than for their foliage (_C. paniculata, _ and the native species are better for covering porches).

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • • Hardy kiwi Actinidia kolomikta: A tough, woody, entwining vine requiring a solid support, you'll want two, a male and female, to produce the small grape-size clusters of fruit.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • Smaller than supermarket kiwis (Actinidia deliciosa, hardy only to Zone 7), they have hairless edible skin and a flavor that's sweeter and more aromatic.

    HeraldNet.com Local, Sports, Business and Entertainment News

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