Winter cherry
Cherry Cher"ry (ch[e^]r"r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Prunus} (Which also includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony stone; (a) The common garden cherry ({Prunus Cerasus}), of which several hundred varieties are cultivated for the fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart, black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke (corrupted from M['e]doc in France). (b) The wild cherry; as, {Prunus serotina} (wild black cherry), valued for its timber; {Prunus Virginiana} (choke cherry), an American shrub which bears astringent fruit; {Prunus avium} and {Prunus Padus}, European trees (bird cherry). [1913 Webster]

2. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors and flavors. [1913 Webster]

3. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry, used in cabinetmaking, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry. [1913 Webster]

{Barbadoes cherry}. See under {Barbadoes}.

{Cherry bird} (Zo["o]l.), an American bird; the cedar bird; -- so called from its fondness for cherries.

{Cherry bounce}, cherry brandy and sugar.

{Cherry brandy}, brandy in which cherries have been steeped.

{Cherry laurel} (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Prunus Lauro-cerasus}) common in shrubberies, the poisonous leaves of which have a flavor like that of bitter almonds.

{Cherry pepper} (Bot.), a species of {Capsicum} ({Capsicum cerasiforme}), with small, scarlet, intensely piquant cherry-shaped fruit.

{Cherry pit}. (a) A child's play, in which cherries are thrown into a hole. --Shak. (b) A cherry stone.

{Cherry rum}, rum in which cherries have been steeped.

{Cherry sucker} (Zo["o]l.), the European spotted flycatcher ({Musicapa grisola}); -- called also {cherry chopper} {cherry snipe}.

{Cherry tree}, a tree that bears cherries.

{Ground cherry}, {Winter cherry}, See {Alkekengi}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Winter cherry — Winter Win ter, n. [AS. winter; akin to OFries. & D. winter, OS. & OHG. wintar, G. winter, D. & Sw. vinter, Icel. vetr, Goth. wintrus; of uncertain origin; cf. Old Gallic vindo white (in comp.), OIr. find white. ????.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Winter cherry — may refer to following plants, which are all Solanaceae, unrelated to actual cherries (which are Rosaceae), and do not have edible fruit (some are actually poisonous):* Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lantern) * other species of Physalis * Solanum… …   Wikipedia

  • winter cherry — paprastoji dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Physalis alkekengi), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Physalis alkekengi angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winter-cherry — paprastoji dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Physalis alkekengi), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Physalis alkekengi angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winter cherry — noun 1. Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange red calyx • Syn: ↑Chinese lantern plant, ↑bladder cherry, ↑Physalis alkekengi • Hypernyms: ↑ground cherry, ↑husk tomato 2. small South American shrub cultivated as a …   Useful english dictionary

  • winter-cherry — vėlyvoji kiauliauogė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Solanum pseudocapsicum), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Solanum capsicastrum; Solanum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winter cherry — Alkekengi Al ke*ken gi, n. [Cf. F. alk[ e]kenge, Sp. alquequenje, ultimately fr. Ar. al k[=a]kanj a kind of resin from Herat.] (Bot.) An herbaceous plant of the nightshade family ({Physalis alkekengi}) and its fruit, which is a well flavored… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winter cherry — dumplūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių (Solanaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Physalis). atitikmenys: lot. Physalis angl. bladder cherry; ground cherry; husk tomato; winter cherry vok. Blasenkirsche; Judenkirsche; Lampionpflanze;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • winter cherry — Chinese lantern, plant of Eurasia that has red berries contained in orange papery cases (of the nightshade family); berry of the winter cherry plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • winter-cherry — margasėklis širdvis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Cardiospermum halicacabum), paplitęs Afrikoje, Azijoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cardiospermum halicacabum angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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