strawberry tomato

  1. the small, edible, tomato-like fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa, of the nightshade family.

  2. the plant itself.

Origin of strawberry tomato

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby strawberry tomato Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for strawberry tomato

strawberry tomato

  1. a tropical solanaceous annual plant, Physalis peruviana, having bell-shaped whitish-yellow flowers and small edible round yellow berries

  2. a similar and related plant, Physalis pubescens

  1. the fruit of either of these plants, eaten fresh or made into preserves and pickles

  • Also called: Cape gooseberry

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