Definition of winter cherry in English:

winter cherry


  • A plant of the nightshade family, with small globular fruits that ripen in winter.

    Several species in the family Solanaceae, in particular Physalis alkekengi, the Chinese lantern plant

    ‘For a more formal approach to home decorating, Carter is a big fan of miniature tree-like plants such as New Zealand tea trees, winter cherries and Japanese spindle.’
    • ‘Withania somnifera, also known as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, and winter cherry, has been an important herb in the Ayurvedic and indigenous medical systems for over 3000 years.’
    • ‘Also known in English as winter cherry, Ashwagandha is one of the most highly valuable herb in the Ayurvedic medical system.’
    • ‘Its refreshing new color (winter cherry) is guaranteed to stand out in a sea of black bags.’


winter cherry

/ˈwin(t)ər ˌCHerē/ /ˈwɪn(t)ər ˌtʃɛri/