Jerusalem cherry


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Jerusalem cherry

n.
A shrub (Solanum pseudocapsicum) in the nightshade family, having poisonous red fruit and grown as a houseplant.

Jerusalem cherry

n
(Plants) a small South American solanaceous shrub, Solanum pseudo-capsicum, cultivated as a house plant for its white flowers and inedible reddish cherry-like fruit

Jeru′salem cher′ry


n.
an Old World plant, Solanum pseudocapsicum, of the nightshade family, having white flowers and cherrylike fruits.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.Jerusalem cherry - small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruitJerusalem cherry - small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
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