Definition of Cape gooseberry

1. Noun. Annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits.

Exact synonyms: Physalis Peruviana, Purple Ground Cherry
Group relationships: Genus Physalis, Physalis
Generic synonyms: Ground Cherry, Husk Tomato



Definition of Cape gooseberry

1. Noun. A tropical South American plant, ''Physalis peruviana'', with a bright yellow, edible fruit ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of this plant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cape Gooseberry

capacocha
capacochas
capactins
caparison
caparisoned
caparisoning
caparisons
caparro
caparros
capas
capcase
capcases
cape
cape aloe
cape forget-me-not
cape gooseberry (current term)
cape hyacinth
cape jasmine
cape jessamine
cape marigold
cape teal
cape teals
cape yellowwood
capeador
capeadors
capecitabine
caped
caped crusader
capeesh
capel

Literary usage of Cape gooseberry

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1. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by William Jackson Hooker (1856)
"branches, and then their taste resembles in some degree the so-called Cape Gooseberry (Physalis Peruviana), to which they are also similar in size. ..."

2. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"The cape gooseberry is a species that rarely ripens a full crop in the northern states, but the Dwarf cape gooseberry produces freely as far north as ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"cape gooseberry. Fig. 2935. As compared with P. pubescens, ... (Fruits S. Wales, at which latter place it is known by the name of cape gooseberry, ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"cape gooseberry. Fig. 1776. As compared with P. pubescens, this is a much stronger grower, the plant standing partially erect and attaining a height of ..."

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