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 for strawberry tomato
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strawberry \Straw"ber*ry\, n. [AS. stre['a]wberige; stre['a]w
     straw + berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the
     runners of the plant to straws.] (Bot.)
     A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of
     a red color, the fruit of a plant of the genus Fragaria, of
     which there are many varieties. Also, the plant bearing the
     fruit. The common American strawberry is Fragaria
     virginiana; the European, Fragaria vesca. There are also
     other less common species.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Strawberry bass. (Zool.) See Calico bass, under Calico.
        
  
     Strawberry blite. (Bot.) See under Blite.
  
     Strawberry borer (Zool.), any one of several species of
        insects whose larvae burrow in the crown or roots of the
        strawberry vine. Especially:
     (a) The root borer ({Anarsia lineatella), a very small dark
         gray moth whose larvae burrow both in the larger roots
         and crown, often doing great damage.
     (b) The crown borer ({Tyloderma fragariae), a small brown
         weevil whose larva burrows in the crown and kills the
         plant.
  
     Strawberry bush (Bot.), an American shrub ({Euonymus
        Americanus), a kind of spindle tree having crimson pods
        and the seeds covered with a scarlet aril.
  
     Strawberry crab (Zool.), a small European spider crab
        ({Eurynome aspera); -- so called because the back is
        covered with pink tubercles.
  
     Strawberry fish (Zool.), the amadavat.
  
     Strawberry geranium (Bot.), a kind of saxifrage ({Saxifraga
        sarmentosa) having reniform leaves, and producing long
        runners like those of the strawberry.
  
     Strawberry leaf.
     (a) The leaf of the strawberry.
     (b) The symbol of the rank or estate of a duke, because the
         ducal coronet is twined with strawberry leaves. "The
         strawberry leaves on her chariot panels are engraved on
         her ladyship's heart." --Thackeray.
  
     Strawberry-leaf roller (Zool.), any one of several species
        of moths whose larvae roll up, and feed upon, the leaves
        of the strawberry vine; especially, Phoxopteris
        fragariae, and Eccopsis permundana.
  
     Strawberry moth (Zool.), any one of several species of moth
        whose larvae feed on the strawberry vines; as:
     (a) The smeared dagger ({Apatela oblinita), whose large
         hairy larva is velvety black with two rows of bright
         yellow spots on each side.
     (b) A geometrid ({Angerona crocataria) which is yellow with
         dusky spots on the wings. Called also currant moth.
  
     Strawberry pear (Bot.), the red ovoid fruit of a West
        Indian plant of the genus Cereus ({Cereus
        triangularia). It has a sweetish flavor, and is slightly
        acid, pleasant, and cooling. Also, the plant bearing the
        fruit.
  
     Strawberry sawfly (Zool.), a small black sawfly ({Emphytus
        maculatus) whose larva eats the leaves of the strawberry
        vine.
  
     Strawberry tomato. (Bot.) See Alkekengi.
  
     Strawberry tree. (Bot.) See Arbutus.
  
     Strawberry vine (Bot.), the plant which yields the
        strawberry.
  
     Strawberry worm (Zool.), the larva of any moth which feeds
        on the strawberry vine.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  strawberry tomato
      n 1: stout hairy annual of eastern North America with sweet
           yellow fruits [syn: strawberry tomato, dwarf cape
           gooseberry, Physalis pruinosa]
      2: decorative American annual having round fleshy yellow berries
         enclosed in a bladderlike husk [syn: downy ground cherry,
         strawberry tomato, Physalis pubescens]

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