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alkekengi

[ al-kuh-ken-jee ]
/ ˌæl kəˈkɛn dʒi /
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noun

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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