ground-cherry
noun Date: 1807 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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  • Ground cherry — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground cherry — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground-cherry — ☆ ground cherry [ground′cher′ē ] n. any of a genus (Physalis) of plants of the nightshade family having small tomatolike fruits completely enclosed by a papery calyx * * * …   Universalium

  • ground-cherry — ☆ ground cherry [ground′cher′ē ] n. any of a genus (Physalis) of plants of the nightshade family having small tomatolike fruits completely enclosed by a papery calyx …   English World dictionary

  • ground cherry — krūminė vyšnia statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Cerasus fruticosa), paplitęs vakarų Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cerasus fruticosa angl. European dwarf cherry; European ground cherry;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ground-cherry — paprastoji dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Physalis alkekengi), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Physalis alkekengi angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ground cherry — noun any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers • Syn: ↑husk tomato • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground-cherry — plaukuotoji dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Physalis pubescens), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Physalis floridana; Physalis pubescens angl. downy ground cherry; ground… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ground cherry — Alkekengi Al ke*ken gi, n. [Cf. F. alk[ e]kenge, Sp. alquequenje, ultimately fr. Ar. al k[=a]kanj a kind of resin from Herat.] (Bot.) An herbaceous plant of the nightshade family ({Physalis alkekengi}) and its fruit, which is a well flavored… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground-cherry — dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių (Solanaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Physalis). atitikmenys: lot. Physalis angl. bladder cherry; ground cherry; husk tomato; winter cherry vok. Blasenkirsche; Judenkirsche; Lampionpflanze;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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