Jerusalem cherry
Jerusalem Je*ru"sa*lem (j[-e]*r[udd]"s[.a]*l[e^]m), n. [Gr. 'Ieroysalh`m, fr. Heb. Y[e^]r[=u]sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. [1913 Webster]

{Jerusalem artichoke} [Perh. a corrupt. of It. girasole i.e., sunflower, or turnsole. See {Gyre}, {Solar}.] (Bot.) (a) An American plant, a perennial species of sunflower ({Helianthus tuberosus}), whose tubers are sometimes used as food. (b) One of the tubers themselves.

{Jerusalem cherry} (Bot.), the popular name of either of two species of {Solanum} ({Solanum Pseudo-capsicum} and {Solanum capsicastrum}), cultivated as ornamental house plants. They bear bright red berries of about the size of cherries.

{Jerusalem oak} (Bot.), an aromatic goosefoot ({Chenopodium Botrys}), common about houses and along roadsides.

{Jerusalem sage} (Bot.), a perennial herb of the Mint family ({Phlomis tuberosa}).

{Jerusalem thorn} (Bot.), a spiny, leguminous tree ({Parkinsonia aculeata}), widely dispersed in warm countries, and used for hedges.

{The New Jerusalem}, Heaven; the Celestial City. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Jerusalem cherry — ☆ Jerusalem cherry n. either of two bushy plants (Solanum pseudo capsicum or S. capsicastrum) of the nightshade family, with small, star shaped, white flowers and orange to red berries, grown widely as ornamentals …   English World dictionary

  • Jerusalem cherry — Solanum karstenii and Solanum microcarpum redirect here. These names have also been applied to other nightshades; see below. Taxobox name = Jerusalem Cherry image width = 240px image caption = Fruiting plant regnum = Plantae subregnum =… …   Wikipedia

  • Jerusalem cherry — noun small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry sized fruit • Syn: ↑winter cherry, ↑Madeira winter cherry, ↑Solanum pseudocapsicum • Hypernyms: ↑nightshade * * * noun Usage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jerusalem-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)

  • Jerusalem cherry — koralinė kiauliauogė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Solanum pseudocapsicum angl. Jerusalem cherry vok. Judenkirsche; Korallenstrauch; Straußkirsche rus. паслен ложноперцевидный lenk. psianka koralowa ryšiai: žiūrėk – vėlyvoji… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Jerusalem cherry — noun Etymology: Jerusalem, Palestine Date: 1788 either of two plants (Solanum pseudocapsicum and S. capsicastrum) of the nightshade family cultivated as ornamental houseplants for their orange to red berries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jerusalem cherry — an Old World plant, Solanum pseudocapsicum, of the nightshade family, having white flowers and bearing cherrylike scarlet or yellow fruits, cultivated as an ornamental. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jerusalem cherry — Jeru′salem cher′ry n. pln an Old World plant, Solanum pseudocapsicum, of the nightshade family, having white flowers and cherrylike fruits • Etymology: 1780–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Jerusalem cherry — /dʒəˌrusələm ˈtʃɛri/ (say juh.roohsuhluhm cheree) noun a South American shrub with white flowers and red fruits, Solanum pseudocapsicum, often grown and sometimes escaping from cultivation …   Australian English dictionary

  • false Jerusalem-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)

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