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Husk tomato   /həsk təmˈeɪtˌoʊ/   Listen
Husk tomato

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

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"Husk tomato" Quotes from Famous Books

... botanical distinction between this genus and Solanum to which the potato, pepper, night shade and tobacco belong. The anthers in the latter genus open at the tip only. The two genera, however, are closely related and plants belonging to them are readily united by grafting. The Physalis, Husk tomato or Ground cherry is quite distinct, botanically. The pistils of the true tomato are short at first, but the style elongates so as to push the capitate stigma through the tube formed by the anthers, this usually occurring before the anthers open for the discharge of the pollen. The ...
— Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato • William Warner Tracy

Words linked to "Husk tomato" :   Physalis ixocarpa, yellow henbane, Physalis, downy ground cherry, winter cherry, herb, Physalis peruviana, Physalis alkekengi, purple ground cherry, Physalis viscosa, Physalis philadelphica, dwarf cape gooseberry, Physalis pubescens, Chinese lantern plant, tomatillo, herbaceous plant, bladder cherry, jamberry, solanaceous vegetable, strawberry tomato, genus Physalis, Physalis pruinosa, cape gooseberry, miltomate

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