Chinese lantern plant

Chinese lantern plant
noun
Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx
Hypernyms: ↑ground cherry, ↑husk tomato

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized C
: a perennial Old World ground-cherry (Physalis alkekengi) that is widely cultivated for its showy inflated leafy calyxes that are brilliant orange-red when mature and are often used for decoration — called also winter cherry

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Chinese lantern plant same as ↑winter cherry (see under ↑winter).
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Main Entry:china

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Chinese lantern plant,
a ground cherry widely grown for its inflated orange-red calyx, which is used for decoration.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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