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Meaning of cape gooseberry

cape' goose"berry

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tropical American plant, Physalis peruviana, of the nightshade family, having heart-shaped, hairy leaves, purple-throated pale yellow flowers, and edible, yellow berries enclosed in an inflated calyx.
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