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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        Solanum+({Solanum+Pseudo-capsicum">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]

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