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Cape gooseberry

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Definition of Cape gooseberry in English:

noun

1A soft edible yellow berry enclosed in a husk that resembles a lantern in shape.
Example sentences
  • At the moment he has cabbages, mielies, onions, Chinese cabbage, baby marrow, Cape gooseberry, spanspek and cherry tomatoes.
  • The most common use for Cape gooseberries is to make them into jam, for spreading on toast.
  • Often called goldenberries, Cape gooseberries are starting to appear in gourmet stores here in the U.S.
2The tropical South American plant with heart-shaped leaves which bears the Cape gooseberry.
  • Physalis peruviana, family Solanaceae
Example sentences
  • In the understorey are monsteras, warrigal greens, more Cape gooseberries, and numerous self-sown annuals and biennials, as well as many shade-loving ornamentals.
  • As a result some volunteer plants grew in the bed - she has left the Cape gooseberries and composted the rest.
  • The foliage of the Cape gooseberry is velvety, heart-shaped, and may reach 6 in long.

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