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- n. A herbaceous plant of the nightshade family, Physalis alkekengi.
- n. The flavoursome berry of this plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An herbaceous plant of the nightshade family (Physalis alkekengi) and its fruit, which is a well flavored berry, the size of a cherry, loosely inclosed in a enlarged leafy calyx; -- also called winter cherry, ground cherry, and strawberry tomato.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The winter-cherry, a solanaceous plant, Physalis Alkekengi.
I just harvested my chinese lanterns, Physalis alkekengi, which left a big empty spot in the front of my garden.
Regardless, I learned a valuable lesson about Physalis alkekengi – grow it in a bed bordered by concrete, or maybe in a pot.
It showed up one year in the front garden and it was left in place because we believed it to be the Chinese Lanterns, Physalis alkekengi that had been seed sown some distance away.
Egg plants, tomatoes and peppers grew upon the European husk tomato or alkekengi (_Physalis Alkekengi_).
The pretty Winter Cherry (_Physalis alkekengi_) is another member of the family, and so is the Mandrake (_see_
Blaaskndd. a) Alyssum vesicaria; b) Physalis alkekengi.