- the winter cherry plant or fruit.
Origin of alkekengi
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin < Arabic al the + kākanj ground cherry < Persian
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Examples from the Web for 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).