Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: winter cherry
  1. Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx
    - Chinese lantern plant, bladder cherry, Physalis alkekengi
  2. Small South American shrub cultivated as a houseplant for its abundant ornamental but poisonous red or yellow cherry-sized fruit
    - Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum

Derived forms: winter cherries

Type of: ground cherry, husk tomato, nightshade

Encyclopedia: Winter cherry