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Jerusalem cherry

noun
1.
an Old World plant, Solanum pseudocapsicum, of the nightshade family, having white flowers and bearing cherrylike scarlet or yellow fruits, cultivated as an ornamental.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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Jerusalem cherry

noun
1.
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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