cape gooseberry

noun
a tropical American plant, Physalis peruviana, of the nightshade family, having heart-shaped, hairy leaves, purple-throated pale yellow flowers, and edible, yellow berries enclosed in an inflated calyx.

Origin:
1825–35

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cape gooseberry
 
n
another name for strawberry tomato

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They're in the same family as tomatoes but more closely related to the cape gooseberry and surrounded by a similar papery husk.
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