strawberry tomato
noun Date: circa 1847 ground-cherry; especially a stout hairy annual herb (Physalis pruinosa) of eastern North America with sweet globular yellow fruits

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Strawberry tomato — Strawberry Straw ber*ry, n. [AS. stre[ a]wberige; stre[ a]w straw + berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the runners of the plant to straws.] (Bot.) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red color, the fruit of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strawberry tomato — ☆ strawberry tomato n. a ground cherry, esp. an E American species (Physalis pruinosa) with a small, edible, yellow fruit …   English World dictionary

  • strawberry tomato — noun 1. decorative American annual having round fleshy yellow berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk • Syn: ↑downy ground cherry, ↑Physalis pubescens • Hypernyms: ↑ground cherry, ↑husk tomato 2. stout hairy annual of eastern North America with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strawberry-tomato — 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)

  • strawberry tomato — 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)

  • strawberry tomato — 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

  • strawberry-tomato — miltuotoji dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Physalis grisea), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Physalis grisea; Physalis pruinosa; Physalis pubescens var. grisea angl. dwarf Cape… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • strawberry tomato — 1. the small, edible, tomato like fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa, of the nightshade family. 2. the plant itself. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • strawberry tomato — /strɔbri təˈmatoʊ/ (say strawbree tuh mahtoh) noun 1. the small, edible, tomato like fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa. 2. the plant bearing it …   Australian English dictionary

  • strawberry tomato — straw′berry toma′to n. 1) pln the small, edible, tomatolike fruit of the plant Physalis pruinosa, of the nightshade family 2) pln the plant itself …   From formal English to slang

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