straw berry tomato

strawberry tomato

noun
1.
the small, edible, tomato-like fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa, of the nightshade family.
2.
the plant itself.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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strawberry tomato
 
n
1.  a tropical solanaceous annual plant, Physalis peruviana, having bell-shaped whitish-yellow flowers and small edible round yellow berries
2.  a similar and related plant, Physalis pubescens
3.  the fruit of either of these plants, eaten fresh or made into preserves and pickles

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