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Deirdre Allinson. Born 1968.

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Gooseberries, Singapore. 2014. Color photograph printed on Hahnemuhle paper. 14 x 10 (sheet 18 x 12). This photograph is custom made in your choice of medium (fine art paper, metal, acrylic or canvas) and size. Signed in pencil. $350.

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The gooseberry with scientific names Ribes uva-crispa (and syn. Ribes grossularia), is a species of Ribes (which also includes the currants). It is native to Europe, northwestern Africa, west, south and southeast Asia. Gooseberry bushes produce an edible fruit and are grown on both a commercial and domestic basis. The species is also sparingly naturalized in scattered locations in North America.

The "goose" in "gooseberry" has usually been seen as a corruption of either the Dutch word kruisbes or the allied German Krausbeere, or of the earlier forms of the French groseille. Alternatively the word has been connected to the Middle High German krus (curl, crisped), in Latin as grossularia.

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