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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See ground cherry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers
  • n. small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk


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