Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Cape gooseberry

noun

Definition of Cape gooseberry

  1. :  any of several ground-cherries (especially Physalis peruviana) bearing edible acid berries; also :  its berry



Origin and Etymology of cape gooseberry

Cape of Good Hope


First Known Use: 1807


Learn More about cape gooseberry


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Cape gooseberry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!