Chinese lantern plant


Definition of Chinese lantern plant

: a perennial Old World ground-cherry (Physalis alkekengi) that is widely cultivated for its showy inflated leafy calyxes that are brilliant orange-red when mature and are often used for decoration

called also winter cherry

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“Chinese lantern plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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