- 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
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- another name for strawberry tomato