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 for Alkekengi
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]

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