Cape gooseberry


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

Examples of Cape gooseberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s room for experimentation, too — those Cape gooseberries wound up in some tasty doughnuts, Schiff said. Pamela Wright,, 6 July 2023

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Word History


Cape of Good Hope

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cape gooseberry was in 1807

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“Cape gooseberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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