Jerusalem cherry

Jerusalem cherry

noun
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:
1780–90, Americanism

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Jerusalem cherry
 
n
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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