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alkekengi


alkekengi


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alkekengi  \Al`ke*ken"gi\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  alk['e]kenge,  Sp 
  alquequenje  ultimately  fr  Ar  al-k[=a]kanj  a  kind  of  resin 
  from  Herat.]  (Bot.) 
  An  herbaceous  plant  of  the  nightshade  family  ({Physalis 
  alkekengi})  and  its  fruit,  which  is  a  well  flavored  berry, 
  the  size  of  a  cherry,  loosely  inclosed  in  a  enlarged  leafy 
  calyx;  --  also  called  {winter  cherry},  {ground  cherry},  and 
  {strawberry  tomato}.  --D.  C.  Eaton.