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- 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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for ground cherry
The physalis is also known as the ground-cherry or husk-tomato.
There were some ground-cherry bushes growing along the furrows, full of fruit.
British Dictionary definitions for ground cherry
- any of various American solanaceous plants of the genus Physalis, esp P. pubescens, having round fleshy fruit enclosed in a bladder-like huskSee also winter cherry, gooseberry (def. 4)
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