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A perennial plant (Physalis alkekengi) native to Eurasia, having small red berries enclosed in inflated papery orange-red calyces. Also called Chinese lantern.
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1. (Plants) a Eurasian solanaceous plant, Physalis alkekengi, cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx
2. (Plants) the calyx of this plant
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|Noun||1.||winter cherry - Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx|
|2.||winter 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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winter cherryn → alchechengi m inv
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