- Also called husk tomato. any of several plants belonging to the genus Physalis, of the nightshade family, the several species bearing an edible berry enclosed in an enlarged calyx.
- any of several European dwarf cherries, especially Prunus fruticosa, of the rose family.
- the fruit of any of these plants.
Origin of ground cherry
First recorded in 1595–1605
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