physalis definition

  • noun:
    • Any plant regarding the genus Physalis.
    • The good fresh fruit of such a plant, usually firm in surface with a mild, refreshing acidity.
    • A genus of herbaceous plants, of the gamopetalous order.Solanaceæ and tribe Solaneæ, characterized by the five-angled, broadly bell-shaped corolla, and the five-or ten-angled bladdery fruiting calyx remotely inclosing the much smaller globose berry.
    • ground cherries

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