- Also called . any of several plants belonging to the genus Physalis, of the nightshade family, the several species bearing an edible berry enclosed in an enlarged calyx.
- any of several European dwarf cherries, especially Prunus fruticosa, of the rose family.
- the fruit of any of these plants.
- any of various American solanaceous plants of the genus Physalis, esp P. pubescens, having round fleshy fruit enclosed in a bladder-like huskSee also ,