Jerusalem cherry

noun

Definition of Jerusalem cherry

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

First Known Use of Jerusalem cherry

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jerusalem cherry

Jerusalem, Palestine

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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 19 Aug. 2022.

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