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  1. the winter cherry plant or fruit.
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Origin of alkekengi

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin < Arabic al the + kākanj ground cherry < Persian
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Historical Examples of alkekengi

  • For example, take the Physalis alkekengi, a member of the Nightshade family or Solanace.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Egg plants, tomatoes and peppers grew upon the European husk tomato or alkekengi (Physalis Alkekengi).