alkekengi definition

  • noun:
    • A herbaceous plant of this nightshade household, Physalis alkekengi.
    • The flavoursome berry for this plant.
    • An herbaceous plant for the nightshade household (Physalis alkekengi) as well as its good fresh fruit, which will be a well flavored berry, how big a cherry, loosely inclosed in a enlarged leafy calyx; -- also referred to as winter season cherry, ground cherry, and strawberry tomato.
    • The winter-cherry, a solanaceous plant, Physalis Alkekengi.

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