Physalis

Ripe physalis on a grey wooden table
Sinonime:
Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry
Physalis (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪsəlɪs/, /ˈfaɪsəlɪs/, /faɪˈseɪlɪs/

Noun

physalis (plural physalises)

  1. Any plant of the genus Physalis.
  2. The fruit of such a plant, typically firm in texture with a mild, refreshing
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