cape gooseberry


noun
  1. a tropical American plant, Physalis peruviana, of the nightshade family, having heart-shaped, hairy leaves, purple-throated pale yellow flowers, and edible, yellow berries enclosed in an inflated calyx.

Origin of cape gooseberry

1
First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby cape gooseberry

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How to use cape gooseberry in a sentence

  • The only wild fruits to be found are a small, very inferior blackberry, the wild raspberry, and the dwarf cape gooseberry.

    Basutoland | Minnie Martin

British Dictionary definitions for cape gooseberry

cape gooseberry

noun
  1. another name for strawberry tomato

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