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Noun: purple ground cherry
  1. Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
    - tomatillo, miltomate, jamberry, Physalis philadelphica
  2. Annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits
    - cape gooseberry, Physalis peruviana

Derived forms: purple ground cherries

Type of: ground cherry, husk tomato

Part of: genus Physalis, Physalis