husk tomato


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Related to husk tomato: Physalis ixocarpa, ground cherry, tomatillos

husk tomato

ground′ cher`ry


n.
1. any plant belonging to the genus Physalis, of the nightshade family, bearing an edible berry enclosed in an enlarged calyx.
2. the fruit of these plants.
Also called husk tomato.
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Noun1.husk tomato - any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike huskhusk tomato - 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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Physalis, Physalis - ground cherries
downy ground cherry, Physalis pubescens, strawberry tomato - decorative American annual having round fleshy yellow berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk
bladder cherry, Chinese lantern plant, Physalis alkekengi, winter cherry - Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx
cape gooseberry, Physalis peruviana, purple ground cherry - annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits
dwarf cape gooseberry, Physalis pruinosa, strawberry tomato - stout hairy annual of eastern North America with sweet yellow fruits
Mexican husk tomato, Physalis ixocarpa, tomatillo, jamberry - annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
jamberry, miltomate, Physalis philadelphica, purple ground cherry, tomatillo - Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
Physalis viscosa, yellow henbane - found on sea beaches from Virginia to South America having greenish-yellow flowers and orange or yellow berries
2.husk tomato - small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike huskhusk tomato - small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk
solanaceous vegetable - any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
Mexican husk tomato, Physalis ixocarpa, tomatillo, jamberry - annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
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Ginnie Grilley, a volunteer Master Food Preserver with the OSU Extension Service, was in charge of showing the crowd how to make salsa with tomatillos, also known as the Mexican husk tomato.
There are many species of husk tomato, genus Physalis, mostly native to the Americas, not cultivated and tending to be weeds with undistinguished edible fruits.
However, there are indications that domestication occurred in Mexico (BAI & LINDHOUT, 2007), some people mentioned Puebla and Veracruz as specific placesdue to the largest number of varieties; although, the variety used in pre-Hispanic cooking was the green tomato or husk tomato (LONG, 2013).
Fruit quality of tetraploid genotypes of husk tomato (Physalis ixocarpa Brot.