from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A perennial plant (Physalis alkekengi) native to Eurasia, having small red berries enclosed in inflated papery orange-red calyces.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See alkekengi and strawberry-tomato.
  • noun See Solarium.
  • noun Same as heartseed.

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  • noun bladder cherry

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

  • noun small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit
  • noun Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx


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