alkekengi

noun
al·​ke·​ken·​gi
variants: or less commonly alkakengi \ ˌalkəˈkenjē \
plural -s

Definition of alkekengi

: chinese lantern plant

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First Known Use of alkekengi

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkekengi

Middle English alkenkengy, from Medieval Latin alkekengi, from Arabic al-kākanj the ground-cherry, from Persian kākunaj

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