ground-cherry

noun ground-cher·ry \ ˈgrau̇n(d)-ˈcher-ē \

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

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1807

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