1. Also called husk tomato. any of several plants belonging to the genus Physalis, of the nightshade family, the several species bearing an edible berry enclosed in an enlarged calyx.
2. any of several European dwarf cherries, esp. Prunus fruticosa, of the rose family.
3. the fruit of any of these plants.
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