From New Latin Physalis, coined by Linnaeus from Ancient Greek φυσαλλίς (phusallís, “bladder, wind instrument”), from φυσιόω (phusióō, “to puff up, blow up”), φυσώ (phusṓ).
- IPA(key): /ˈfɪsəlɪs/, /ˈfaɪsəlɪs/, /faɪˈseɪlɪs/
physalis (plural physalises)
- Any plant of the genus Physalis.
- The fruit of such a plant, typically firm in texture with a mild, refreshing