Kiwifruit definition

kēwē-fro͝ot
The fuzzy brown fruit of this plant, containing sweet green pulp.
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A woody vine (Actinidia deliciosa) native to China, cultivated especially in New Zealand for its edible fruit.
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Alternative spelling of kiwi fruit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kiwifruit
Plural:
kiwifruits

Origin of kiwifruit

  • From the resemblance of the fruit's skin to the plumage of some species of kiwi birds

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition