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Meaning of WINTER CHERRY

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit
  2. [n]  Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx
 
 Synonyms: bladder cherry, Chinese lantern plant, Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry, Physalis alkekengi, Solanum pseudocapsicum
 
 See Also: ground cherry, husk tomato, nightshade

 

 

 

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