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Related to cape gooseberry: ground cherry
A tropical South American ground cherry (Physalis peruviana) having yellow flowers with purple centers and an inflated calyx enclosing an edible yellow berry used to make jam, sauces, and desserts.
[After the Cape ofGood Hopewhere European settlers introduced the plant in the early 1800s (its cultivation later speading from there to other parts of the English-speaking world).]
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(Plants) another name for strawberry tomato
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|Noun||1.||cape gooseberry - annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits|
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