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Noun: husk tomato
  1. 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
    - ground cherry
  2. Small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk
    - tomatillo, Mexican husk tomato

Derived forms: husk tomatoes

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, solanaceous vegetable

Part of: genus Physalis, jamberry, Mexican husk tomato, Physalis, Physalis ixocarpa, tomatillo

Encyclopedia: Husk tomato