Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of herbaceous plants, of the gamopetalous order.Solanaceæ and tribe Solaneæ, characterized by the five-angled, broadly bell-shaped corolla, and the five-or ten-angled bladdery fruiting calyx remotely inclosing the much smaller globose berry. There are about 30 species, mainly American, especially in Mexico (17 in the United states). They are hairy or clammy annuals or perennials, with sinuate leaves, and rather large flowers, solitary in the axils, violet, yellow, or white, often with a purple eye, and with yellow or violet anthers. Some yellow-flowered species have been cultivated for ornament. The two white-flowered species, once much cultivated in the United States for their edible berries, under the name of strawberry-tomato (which see), are P. Alkekengi, the winter-cherry of the south of Europe, with red berry and calyx (see
alkekengiand bladder-herb), and P. Peruviana, with yellow berries (see alkekengi, winter-cherry
- n. Any plant of the genus Physalis.
- n. The fruit of such a plant, typically firm in texture with a mild, refreshing acidity.
- n. ground cherries
“Its name comes from “Physalia physalis”, meaning “water bubble”.”
“Physalia was inspired by the “Physalia physalis” jellyfish, whose name translates roughly to “Water Bubble”.”
“I know them by the name of physalis or pineappleberry. it is a type of currant/berry.”
“Also in the box: The last of the neverending box of physalis, three grape tomatoes, a minipudding, a yoghurt and some nori on the side for the riceballs.”
“Luckily all the other fruit gave less resistance – banana slices with chocolate sauce, grapes, and physalis are all friendly, well-known fruit. (but beware, I hear there are feral banana trees out there in the jungle that would eat you as soon as look at you!)”
“In the middle is a happy egg weebl, then there are two pieces of bellpepper filled with caponata (which is still good) and decorated with fresh herbs, then there are some grapes, two dates, two physalis, bell pepper sticks, and the last of the tiny cheese tarts. * sigh* They were cute, but expensive, since I ended up not liking one of three …”
“Middle layer (breakfast): Two apple bunnies, a physalis, toasted dark bread sandwiches with butter and chives – one of my childhood favourites!”
“Blueberry toast sammich polyhedron (uh … I need a nice cookie cutter …) with a star cutout; apple slices, grapes and physalis; a babybel cheese and Oreo cookies.”
“And for a touch of the sunbaked south, Chef Eysteinsson drops an orange Colombian physalis berry (Cape gooseberry) complete with papery ecru leaves, on top of the whipped cream.”
“Whales include migratory humpback Megaptera novaeangliae (VU) and occasional blue Balaenoptera musculus (EN), rorqual Balaenoptera physalis, sperm Physeter macrocephalus (VU), Bryde's Baleanoptera edeni, killer Orcinus orca, false killer Pseudorca crassidens, pygmy killer Feresa attenuata, Cuvier's beaked Ziphius cavirostris, beaked Mesoplodon sp., shortfin pilot Globicephala macrorhynchus and melon-headed Peponocephala electra whales.”
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