New Latin, from Greek physallis a bladder (from the form of the calyx)
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The physalis is also known as the ground-cherry or husk-tomato.
The physalis will self-sow and may become a weed, but it is easily controlled.
There are a large number of varieties of the physalis, and the fruits vary in size and color.
For example, take the Physalis alkekengi, a member of the Nightshade family or Solanace.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
We caught today a Portuguese man of war (Physalis) of a very different species from those which we had taken in the Indian ocean.
- A vacuole in a giant cell of certain malignant neoplasms, such as chondromas.
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