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Compare French alkékenge, Spanish alquequenje, ultimately from Arabic. [script needed] ‎(al kekenngi)

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alkekengi ‎(plural alkekengis)

  1. A herbaceous plant of the nightshade family, Physalis alkekengi.
  2. The flavoursome berry of this plant.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.