Physalis


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

physalis

(faɪˈseɪlɪs)
[New Latin, from Greek physallis a bladder (from the form of the calyx)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physalis - ground cherriesPhysalis - ground cherries      
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
ground cherry, husk 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
cape gooseberry, Physalis peruviana, purple ground cherry - annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits
Translations

physalis

n (Bot) → Kapstachelbeere f, → Physalis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Self-Portrait with Physalis, probably his best-known self-portrait, shows him at the peak of his creativity in 1912, his most productive year, when his expressionist style had matured.
Physalis peruviana is widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of malaria, asthma, hepatitis, dermatitis and rheumatism (FRANCO et al., 2007; TOMASSINI et al., 2000), coupled to other proven medicinal remedies as a diuretic and the reduction of bad cholesterol and glucose level (RUFATO et al., 2008).
The helminth fauna of this penguin included the nematode Contracaecum pelagicum (Johnston and Mawson, 1942), found in the stomach, the digenetic Cardiocephaloides physalis (Lutz, 1926) and the cestode Tetrabothrius lutzi Parona, 1901, both collected from the initial portion of the small intestine (Table 1).
Genetic diversity in three populations of Physalis peruviana using fractionation and electrophoretic patterns of seed storage protein
Perennials such as physalis, which are urn with corner they are when you want grown for their colourful lantern-like bracts, and poppies, grown for their seed heads, will not be ready for harvesting until the autumn.
In both, live and dead birds, the presence of adults and larvae of third and fourth stage of the nematode Contracaecum pelagicum (Johnston & Mawson, 1942), adult stages of the nematode Cosmocephalus obvelatus (Creplin, 1825), complete specimens and gravid proglottids (fragments) of the tapeworm Tetrabothrius eudyptidis (Lonnberg, 1896), and adult and juvenile specimens of the trematode Cardiocephaloides physalis (Lutz, 1926), were identified.
Hualien County Bureau of Agriculture Director-General of the bureau Lo Wen-lung said that upon inspection of the photos in this case, the specimens are likely the smaller, less venomous blue bottle or Indo-Pacific Portuguese Man o' War (physalia utriculus), as opposed to the larger, more lethal Portuguese Man o' War (Physalia physalis), reported China Times.
Physalis is a favourite with flower arrangers who cut stems and hang them upside down for drying indoors.
Belonging to the genus Physalia physalis, the marine creature is known for its floating habit and sharp sting that can cause harm to animals and humans.