the small, edible, tomato-like fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa, of the nightshade family.
the plant itself.
Origin of strawberry tomato
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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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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