Jerusalem cherry

noun

: either of two plants (Solanum pseudocapsicum and S. capsicastrum) of the nightshade family cultivated as ornamental houseplants for their orange to red berries

Word History

Etymology

Jerusalem, Palestine

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jerusalem cherry was in 1788

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“Jerusalem cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jerusalem%20cherry. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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