Definition of Husk tomato
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Physalis, Physalis
Specialized synonyms: Downy Ground Cherry, Physalis Pubescens, Strawberry Tomato, Bladder Cherry, Chinese Lantern Plant, Physalis Alkekengi, Winter Cherry, Cape Gooseberry, Physalis Peruviana, Purple Ground Cherry, Dwarf Cape Gooseberry, Physalis Pruinosa, Strawberry Tomato, Jamberry, Mexican Husk Tomato, Physalis Ixocarpa, Tomatillo, Jamberry, Miltomate, Physalis Philadelphica, Purple Ground Cherry, Tomatillo, Physalis Viscosa, Yellow Henbane
2. Noun. Small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk.
Generic synonyms: Solanaceous Vegetable
Group relationships: Jamberry, Mexican Husk Tomato, Physalis Ixocarpa, Tomatillo
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Literary usage of Husk tomato
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1. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"husk tomato Two or three species of Physalis are cultivated as husk tomato and strawberry tomato. They are very diffuse or even decumbent hairy herbs that ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"husk tomato. GROUND CHERRY. Fig. 2934. Low annual, trailing flat on the ground, or sometimes ascending to the height of a foot: Ivs. rather thin and nearly ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"husk tomato. GROUND CHERRY. Fig. 1775. Low, trailing flat on the ground, or sometimes ascending to the height of a foot: Ivs. rather thin and nearly smooth, ..."
4. Lessons with Plants: Suggestions for Seeing and Interpreting Some of the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The husk-tomato or ground-cherry (one kind is known as ... In the cockle and the husk-tomato ... Seeds of three or four kinds of husk-tomato (or ..."
5. Annual Report (1892)
"PHYSALIS,* OR husk tomato. Under the name of husk tomato, Strawberry Tomato, Winter Cherry, and Ground Cherry, species of physalis have come into prominent ..."
6. Plant-breeding: Being Six Lectures Upon the Amelioration of Domestic Plants by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1912)
"Twenty pollinations were made between potato flowers, and they all failed; also, seven pollinations of red peppers, four of husk-tomato, two of Nico- tiana ..."
7. Unfired Foods and Hygienic Dietetics for Prophylactic (preventative) Feeding by George Julius Drews (1909)
"husk tomato (Physalis Pubescens and Alkekengi) The husk tomato is also called winter cherry, ground cherry and strawberry tomato. ..."
8. The Garden Yard: A Handbook of Intensive Farming by Bolton Hall (1909)
"husk tomato. The husk tomato is an herb which produces a kind of papery skin containing a yellowish, glutinous berry. ..."