[ al-kuh-ken-jee ]
/ ˌæl kəˈkɛn dʒi /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for alkekengi
Egg plants, tomatoes and peppers grew upon the European husk tomato or alkekengi (Physalis Alkekengi).
For example, take the Physalis alkekengi, a member of the Nightshade family or Solanace.Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams