Definitions for jerusalem cherry
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an Old World plant, Solanum pseudocapsicum, of the nightshade family, having white flowers and cherrylike fruits.
Origin of Jerusalem cherry:
Jerusalem cherry, winter cherry, Madeira winter cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum(noun)
small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit
Solanum pseudocapsicum is a nightshade species with poisonous fruit. It is commonly known as the Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry, or, ambiguously, "winter cherry". These perennials can be grown decoratively as house plants, but in some areas of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand it is regarded as a weed.
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