Pronunciation: (gOOs'ber"ē, -bu-rē, gOOz'-), [key]
1. the edible, acid, globular, sometimes spiny fruit of certain prickly shrubs belonging to the genus Ribes, of the saxifrage family, esp. R. uva-crispa (or R. grossularia).
2. a shrub bearing this fruit.
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