cape gooseberry

  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

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby cape gooseberry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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

  1. another name for strawberry tomato

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