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1A soft edible yellow berry enclosed in a husk that resembles a lantern in shape.
- ‘At the moment he has cabbages, mielies, onions, Chinese cabbage, baby marrow, Cape gooseberry, spanspek and cherry tomatoes.’
- ‘The most common use for Cape gooseberries is to make them into jam, for spreading on toast.’
- ‘The initial nose is slightly sharp but it soon opens, sweetens and becomes deliciously fruity - apples, kiwi-fruit, Cape gooseberries.’
- ‘Often called goldenberries, Cape gooseberries are starting to appear in gourmet stores here in the U.S.’
- ‘Crush Cape gooseberries with sugar in medium saucepan.’
2The tropical South American plant with heart-shaped leaves which bears the Cape gooseberry.
- ‘The foliage of the Cape gooseberry is velvety, heart-shaped, and may reach 6 in long.’
- ‘As a result some volunteer plants grew in the bed - she has left the Cape gooseberries and composted the rest.’
- ‘In the understorey are monsteras, warrigal greens, more Cape gooseberries, and numerous self-sown annuals and biennials, as well as many shade-loving ornamentals.’
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