15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English alkenkengy, from Medieval Latin alkekengi, from Arabic al-kākanj the ground-cherry, from Persian kākunaj
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“Alkekengi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkekengi. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.
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