barbados-gooseberry

Barbados gooseberry

noun
1.
Also called lemon vine. a treelike cactus, Pereskia aculeata, of tropical America, characterized by broad, elliptical leaves and spiny stems bearing a yellow, edible fruit.
2.
the fruit itself.
Also called blade apple.


Origin:
1750–60

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barbados gooseberry

noun
1. West Indian woody climber with spiny stems and numerous fragrant white flowers in panicles followed by small yellow to orange fruits 
2. small yellow to orange fruit of the Barbados gooseberry cactus used in desserts and preserves and jellies 
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