ground cherry definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous chiefly New World flowers regarding the genus Physalis, having small, globose, fleshy fresh fruit enclosed in a papery, bladderlike, persistent calyx. Also called husk tomato.
    • See Alkekengi.
    • A European shrub (Prunus Chamæcerasus), with little, really acid fresh fruit.
    • A plant, Prunus (Cerasus) Chamæcerasus, with smooth shining leaves and spherical acid good fresh fruit, occasionally found in home gardens budded on common cherry. See cherry, 1.—2. An American plant of genus Physalis.
    • any of numerous cosmopolitan yearly or perennial natural herbs of this genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated with regards to their blossoms

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