Definition of Ground cherry
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
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground Cherry
Literary usage of Ground cherry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Field and Garden Vegetables of America: Containing Full Descriptions of by Fearing Burr (1874)
"ground cherry. Barbadoes Gooseberry. Physalis edulis. | ROB ABLY from Central or Tropical America. It is a hardy, annual plant, with an angular, branching, ..."
2. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1821)
"... immersed in the pulp of the berry. Flowers July—October. ground cherry. Grows in cultivated grounds, along roads. Common. 6. PUBESCENS. ..."
3. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"P. pubescens L. Low Hairy Ground-Cherry. Naturalized in West Bay City, GM Bradford. 1814. ... Large White-flowered Ground-Cherry. Physalis grandiflora Hook. ..."
4. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Cape Gooseberry, Peruvian ground cherry, Peruvian Strawberry Tomato, Husk Tomato, ... of Mexico, Toma- tillo, Mexican ground cherry or Strawberry Tomato; ..."
5. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"MEXICAN GROUND-CHERRY. STRAWBERRY TOMATO. (Man. p. 811 ; IF/. 3196. ... PHILADELPHIA GROUND-CHERRY. (Man. p. Sir ; IF/ 3197-) In rich soil, RI to Ga., ..."
6. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"TALL HAIRY GROUND-CHERRY PHYSALIS PRUINOSA L. We have no notes on this species; it is, however, ... PRAIRIE GROUND-CHERRY PHYSALIS LANCEOLATA Michx. ..."