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Related to Chinese lantern: Chinese lantern plant
1. A decorative collapsible lantern of thin, brightly colored paper.
2. See winter cherry.
3. See flowering maple.
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1. a collapsible lantern made of thin coloured paper
2. (Plants) an Asian solanaceous plant, Physalis franchetii, cultivated for its attractive orange-red inflated calyx. See also winter cherry
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a collapsible lantern of thin colored paper, often used for decorative lighting.
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