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cape gooseberry

noun
1.
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
1825-1835
1825-35
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for cape gooseberry

cape gooseberry

noun
1.
another name for strawberry tomato
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