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Jerusalem cherry

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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 of Jerusalem cherry

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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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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