Cape gooseberry

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near Cape gooseberry

Cite this Entry

“Cape gooseberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20gooseberry. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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