HyperDic: husk_tomato

English > 2 senses of the expression husk tomato:
NOUNplanthusk tomato, ground cherryany of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk
foodhusk tomato, tomatillo, Mexican husk tomatosmall edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk
English > husk tomato: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny 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.
Synonymground cherry
Member ofPhysalis, genus Physalisground cherries
NarrowerChinese lantern plant, winter cherry, bladder cherry, Physalis alkekengiOld World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx
cape gooseberry, purple ground cherry, Physalis peruvianaAnnual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits
downy ground cherry, strawberry tomato, Physalis pubescensdecorative American annual having round fleshy yellow berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk
strawberry tomato, dwarf cape gooseberry, Physalis pruinosastout hairy annual of eastern North America with sweet yellow fruits
tomatillo, jamberry, Mexican husk tomato, Physalis ixocarpaAnnual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
tomatillo, miltomate, purple ground cherry, jamberry, Physalis philadelphicaMexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
yellow henbane, Physalis viscosaFound on sea beaches from Virginia to South America having greenish-yellow flowers and orange or yellow berries
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishalquequenje
English > husk tomato: 2 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningsmall edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk.
Synonymstomatillo, Mexican husk tomato
Part oftomatillo, jamberry, Mexican husk tomato, Physalis ixocarpaAnnual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
Broadersolanaceous vegetableAny of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae

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