winter cherry: Meaning and Definition of

win'ter cher'ry

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda Eurasian ground cherry, Physalis alkekengi, of the nightshade family, bearing fruit enclosed in a showy, orange-red, inflated calyx.
  2. the red, berrylike fruit of this plant.
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