win'ter cher'ry

1. Also called Chinese lantern plant. a Eurasian ground cherry, Physalis alkekengi, of the nightshade family, bearing fruit enclosed in a showy, orange-red, inflated calyx.
2. the red, berrylike fruit of this plant. Also called alkekengi.

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