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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“Jerusalem cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jerusalem%20cherry. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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