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