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cape gooseberry

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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.
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Origin of cape gooseberry

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for cape gooseberry

cape gooseberry

noun
  1. another name for strawberry tomato
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