Cape gooseberry

noun

Definition of Cape gooseberry

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

First Known Use of Cape gooseberry

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cape gooseberry

Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape gooseberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20gooseberry. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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