apple of Peru

apple of Pe·​ru
-pə̇ˈrü,
-pēˈ-
1
: a coarse herb (Nicandra physalodes) bearing pale blue flowers and a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
2

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from Peru, country in South America

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“Apple of Peru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apple%20of%20Peru. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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