Kiwi fruit is transliterated in Chinese as 奇異果 (qí yì guǒ), literally strange or unusual (奇異) fruit (果).
Before kiwi was known as 奇異果 (qí yì guǒ), this native-to-China fruit was called 獼猴桃 (mí hóu táo), literally rhesus monkey (獼猴) peach (桃).
The fruit does look something like a hairy monkey!
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