Goose·ber·ry n.; pl. Gooseberries
1. Bot. Any thorny shrub of the genus Ribes; also, the edible berries of such shrub. There are several species, of which Ribes Grossularia is the one commonly cultivated.
2. A silly person; a goose cap.
Barbadoes gooseberry, a climbing prickly shrub (Pereskia aculeata) of the West Indies, which bears edible berries resembling gooseberries.
Coromandel gooseberry. See Carambola.
Gooseberry fool. See 1st Fool.
Gooseberry worm Zool., the larva of a small moth (Dakruma convolutella). It destroys the gooseberry by eating the interior.