the small, edible, tomato-like fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa, of the nightshade family.
the plant itself.
What Does 🍓 Strawberry Emoji Mean?The strawberry emoji is a rich red, single strawberry with a vibrant green top.
Why Do We Call Them Berries?The berry family is a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages, like English. Other languages, like Spanish and French, do not combine the wide, diverse berry family into one group, but rather have very different words for blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Origin of strawberry tomato
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for strawberry tomato
a tropical solanaceous annual plant, Physalis peruviana, having bell-shaped whitish-yellow flowers and small edible round yellow berries
a similar and related plant, Physalis pubescens
the fruit of either of these plants, eaten fresh or made into preserves and pickles
Also called: Cape gooseberry
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