ground-cherry

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ground-cherry was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Ground-cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground-cherry. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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