apple of Peru

apple of Pe·​ru | \ -pə̇ˈrü, -pēˈ- \

Definition of apple of Peru

1 : a coarse herb (Nicandra physalodes) bearing pale blue flowers and a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry

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History and Etymology for apple of Peru

from Peru, country in South America

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“Apple of Peru.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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