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.
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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
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
These can include Jerusalem cherry, mistletoe berries and holly berries.
Berries on holly plants, yews, ivy, mistletoe and Jerusalem cherry can be used but are poisonous.
Also known as the Jerusalem Cherry plant, Winter Cherry and scientifically known as Solanum pseudocapsicum, the Christmas cherry is one beautiful and colorful plant used as Christmas decoration.

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