Why are gooseberries called gooseberries?

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The exact reason is not known but many expect that it is a corruption of the old german, french or dutch names for the plant. However, it is also likely that it was just named "gooseberry" and not actually a corruption of another word. Many plants have been named after animals for no apparent reason such as fox grapes and buffaloberries.

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The first part of the word has been usually treated as an etymological corruption either of the Dutch word Kruisbezie or the allied German Krausbeere, or of the earlier forms of the French groseille. Alternatively the word has been connected to the Middle high German krus (curl, crisped), in Latin as grossularia. However, the New English Dictionary takes the obvious derivation from goose and berry as probable; the grounds on which plants and fruits have received names associating them with animals are so often inexplicable, that the inappropriateness in the meaning does not necessarily give good grounds for believing that the word is an etymological corruption.

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Can you freeze gooseberries?

Yes, gooseberries can be frozen. The gooseberries can be frozen ina freezer bag or in a freezer safe container.

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The third person in a group where the other two members are a couple is referred to as "playing gooseberry" which means that they are spoiling any opportunity for intimacy.

What is gooseberry called in hindi?

ऊनबेर (oonber). It is a delicate sweet fruit which grows only in cold or midcold areas, found in green and sometimes red varities, just like grape

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Large quantitys of fermented gooseberry juice may make you sick, but so will a 24 of beer. My grandma made pies and wine.

What is gooseberry fruit called in Hindi?

Oonber. Which literary means wool berry because it looks like a wool ball. Also it fruits in winter. It is not Aanwla or Aamla which some peaple mistakingly call it. Aanwla is

Is a gooseberry a kiwi?

No. A kiwi is a bird. A gooseberry is a fruit. The gooseberry is also different from the kiwifruit . The gooseberry is a berry, while the kiwifruit is a vine fruit.

What is gooseberry called in Tamil?

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