ground cherry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground cherry 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ground cherry (Bot) A genus (Physalis) of herbaceous plants having an inflated calyx for a seed pod: esp., the strawberry tomato (Physalis Alkekengi). See Alkekengl.
    • Ground cherry See Alkekengi.
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Usage

In literature:

There were some ground-cherry bushes growing along the furrows, full of fruit.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
It lives under the ground and eats cherries.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
She crouched on the ground under the cherry-tree.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
Frau Schmidt preferred the larger "purple" ground cherries, which, when preserved, greatly resembled "Guava" jelly in flavor.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
He was going to show the hens where the cherries were falling on the ground.
"Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin" by Ben Field
Alkekengi, or Ground Cherry.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
A number of them had grown in their gardens a fruit they called ground cherries.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Cherry dropped to the ground as the man's rifle went off, shooting as he fell, and the man tumbled down.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
At her feet a tin pail emptied wild cherries on the ground.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
To many they are familiarly known as ground cherries.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
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In poetry:

White butterflies in the air;
White daisies prank the ground:
The cherry and hoary pear
Scatter their snow around.
"Spring Goeth all in White" by Robert Seymour Bridges

In news:

The first presidential inauguration, in 1789, wasn't far from ground zero, and the first presidential residence, at 3 Cherry Street, was on a spot now occupied by one of the supports for the Brooklyn Bridge.
Growing the ground cherry , the tomato's sweet-tart cousin.
0 Peel off the husks ground cherries and you'll find fruit that's a mix of tart and sweet.
The fall colors in the trees are mirrored on the ground in this pumpkin patch at a farm along Cherry Fork Road.
West Coast cherry producers found common ground during an initial meeting to see if growers from the Pacific Northwest and California could collaborate on specific issues and work closer together.
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