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ground cherry

n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Physalis in the nightshade family, chiefly of the Americas, having small, globose, fleshy fruit enclosed in a papery, bladderlike, persistent calyx.
2. The fruit of any of these plants. In both senses also called husk tomato.
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ground cherry

n
(Plants) any of various American solanaceous plants of the genus Physalis, esp P. pubescens, having round fleshy fruit enclosed in a bladder-like husk. See also winter cherry, gooseberry4
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground cherry - any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike huskground cherry - 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
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For example, how about planting ground cherries? Also known as husk cherries, they produce marble-size, golden-yellow fruits wrapped inside husks.
The blend of rocket's sharp spiciness and the sourness of ground cherries gave the salad a refreshing tang, subtly countered by the goat cheese and walnuts.
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Thelma Sanders is a type of acorn squash that has been described as "fine meated, better than sweet potatoes." Aunt Molly's ground cherries are abundant producers that have been grown since the early 19th century.
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Aunt Molly's ground cherries The plant grows like a sprawling tomato and forms tart, husk-wrapped fruit that you harvest once it falls to the ground.
(1995) studied the isozyme systems: isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH), phosphoglucoisomerase (PGI), phosphoglucomutase (PGM), shikimate dehydrogenase (SKDH), 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6-PGD), leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) and malate dehydrogenase (MDH) in a total of 36 sweet, sour and ground cherries, verifying that this technique was efficient in detect polymorphism among them.
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So far this year, campers made "Seed Bombs" to take home (mud balls with clover seeds), tasted kale, ground cherries and basil and helped maintain the garden by watering and weeding.