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Name: Gooseberry

Alternate Name(s):

Used by: TT, AC, AA

Derived from:
From resemblance to the fruit.

Earliest Use: 1704, Barbot (1746: 404).

Origin: Venice, ca. mid / late
th century to 1909.

Distinctive Trait: White lines of lattimo embedded within cristallo body
(not laid on surface).

Distribution: Global.

Remarks: Chief bead of the slave trade; history of bead parallels the history of the fruit. See Francis 1994b.


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