Definition of Jerusalem cherry
1. Noun. Small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit.
Generic synonyms: Nightshade
Lexicographical Neighbors of Jerusalem Cherry
Literary usage of Jerusalem cherry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"jerusalem cherry, plant, IX. 622 (ill.). JERVAS, Charles, British painter, IX. 623. JERVIS, Sir John, earl of St. Vincent, admiral, IX. 623. ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... was to other plants, more to indicate its foreign origin than with reference to the country from which it came. The dwarf jerusalem cherry is S. eap- ..."
3. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1880)
"jerusalem cherry. There arc two species of solatium bearing this name, which are cultivated in gardens as ornamental plants. ..."
4. California Garden-flowers, Shrubs, Trees and Vines: Being Mainly Suggestions by Edward James Wickson (1914)
"jerusalem cherry.—This plant is Solanum pseudocapsicum, the specific name ... Why it is called jerusalem cherry is not known, for it is not a cherry and did ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The name of the hall was probably given because of the tapestries on the walls depicting scenes from Jerusalem. jerusalem cherry, an ornamental house plant ..."