Al`ke*ken"gi (#), n. [Cf. F. alk'ekenge, Sp. alquequenje, ultimately fr. Ar. al-kakanj 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.


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