ground-cherry

noun
ground-cher·​ry | \ ˈgrau̇n(d)-ˈcher-ē How to pronounce ground-cherry (audio) \

Definition of ground-cherry

: any of various chiefly New World herbs (genus Physalis) of the nightshade family with pulpy fruits in papery husks also : the fruit of the ground-cherry

First Known Use of ground-cherry

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Ground-cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground-cherry. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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