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 for Winter cherry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Winter \Win"ter\, n. [AS. winter; akin to OFries. & D. winter,
     OS. & OHG. wintar, G. winter, D. & Sw. vinter, Icel. vetr,
     Goth. wintrus; of uncertain origin; cf. Old Gallic vindo-
     white (in comp.), OIr. find white. ????.]
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     1. The season of the year in which the sun shines most
        obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year.
        "Of thirty winter he was old." --Chaucer.
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              And after summer evermore succeeds
              Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Winter lingering chills the lap of May. --Goldsmith.
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     Note: North of the equator, winter is popularly taken to
           include the months of December, January, and February
           (see Season). Astronomically, it may be considered to
           begin with the winter solstice, about December 21st,
           and to end with the vernal equinox, about March 21st.
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     2. The period of decay, old age, death, or the like.
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              Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     Winter apple, an apple that keeps well in winter, or that
        does not ripen until winter.
  
     Winter barley, a kind of barley that is sown in autumn.
  
     Winter berry (Bot.), the name of several American shrubs
        ({Ilex verticillata, Ilex laevigata, etc.) of the Holly
        family, having bright red berries conspicuous in winter.
        
  
     Winter bloom. (Bot.)
        (a) A plant of the genus Azalea.
        (b) A plant of the genus Hamamelis ({Hamamelis
            Viginica); witch-hazel; -- so called from its flowers
            appearing late in autumn, while the leaves are
            falling.
  
     Winter bud (Zool.), a statoblast.
  
     Winter+cherry+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Physalis+Alkekengi">Winter cherry (Bot.), a plant ({Physalis Alkekengi) of the
        Nightshade family, which has, a red berry inclosed in the
        inflated and persistent calyx. See Alkekengi.
  
     Winter cough (Med.), a form of chronic bronchitis marked by
        a cough recurring each winter.
  
     Winter cress (Bot.), a yellow-flowered cruciferous plant
        ({Barbarea vulgaris).
  
     Winter crop, a crop which will bear the winter, or which
        may be converted into fodder during the winter.
  
     Winter duck. (Zool.)
        (a) The pintail.
        (b) The old squaw.
  
     Winter egg (Zool.), an egg produced in the autumn by many
        invertebrates, and destined to survive the winter. Such
        eggs usually differ from the summer eggs in having a
        thicker shell, and often in being enveloped in a
        protective case. They sometimes develop in a manner
        different from that of the summer eggs.
  
     Winter fallow, ground that is fallowed in winter.
  
     Winter fat. (Bot.) Same as White sage, under White.
  
     Winter fever (Med.), pneumonia. [Colloq.]
  
     Winter flounder. (Zool.) See the Note under Flounder.
  
     Winter gull (Zool.), the common European gull; -- called
        also winter mew. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Winter itch. (Med.) See Prarie itch, under Prairie.
  
     Winter lodge, or Winter lodgment. (Bot.) Same as
        Hibernaculum.
  
     Winter mew. (Zool.) Same as Winter gull, above. [Prov.
        Eng.]
  
     Winter moth (Zool.), any one of several species of
        geometrid moths which come forth in winter, as the
        European species ({Cheimatobia brumata). These moths have
        rudimentary mouth organs, and eat no food in the imago
        state. The female of some of the species is wingless.
  
     Winter oil, oil prepared so as not to solidify in
        moderately cold weather.
  
     Winter pear, a kind of pear that keeps well in winter, or
        that does not ripen until winter.
  
     Winter quarters, the quarters of troops during the winter;
        a winter residence or station.
  
     Winter rye, a kind of rye that is sown in autumn.
  
     Winter shad (Zool.), the gizzard shad.
  
     Winter sheldrake (Zool.), the goosander. [Local, U. S.]
  
     Winter sleep (Zool.), hibernation.
  
     Winter snipe (Zool.), the dunlin.
  
     Winter solstice. (Astron.) See Solstice, 2.
  
     Winter teal (Zool.), the green-winged teal.
  
     Winter wagtail (Zool.), the gray wagtail ({Motacilla
        melanope). [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Winter wheat, wheat sown in autumn, which lives during the
        winter, and ripens in the following summer.
  
     Winter wren (Zool.), a small American wren ({Troglodytes
        hiemalis) closely resembling the common wren.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alkekengi \Al`ke*ken"gi\, n. [Cf. F. alk['e]kenge, Sp.
     alquequenje, ultimately fr. Ar. al-k[=a]kanj a kind of resin
     from Herat.] (Bot.)
     An herbaceous plant of the nightshade family ({Physalis
     alkekengi) and its fruit, which is a well flavored berry,
     the size of a cherry, loosely inclosed in a enlarged leafy
     calyx; -- also called winter cherry, ground cherry, and
     strawberry tomato. --D. C. Eaton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cherry \Cher"ry\ (ch[e^]r"r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr.
     F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L.
     cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn,
     from the hardness of the wood.]
     1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus (Which also
        includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony
        stone;
        (a) The common garden cherry ({Prunus Cerasus), of which
            several hundred varieties are cultivated for the
            fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart,
            black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke
            (corrupted from M['e]doc in France).
        (b) The wild cherry; as, Prunus serotina (wild black
            cherry), valued for its timber; Prunus Virginiana
            (choke cherry), an American shrub which bears
            astringent fruit; Prunus avium and Prunus Padus,
            European trees (bird cherry).
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     2. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors
        and flavors.
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     3. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry,
        used in cabinetmaking, etc.
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     4. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry.
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     Barbadoes cherry. See under Barbadoes.
  
     Cherry bird (Zool.), an American bird; the cedar bird; --
        so called from its fondness for cherries.
  
     Cherry bounce, cherry brandy and sugar.
  
     Cherry brandy, brandy in which cherries have been steeped.
        
  
     Cherry laurel (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Prunus
        Lauro-cerasus) common in shrubberies, the poisonous
        leaves of which have a flavor like that of bitter almonds.
        
  
     Cherry pepper (Bot.), a species of Capsicum ({Capsicum
        cerasiforme), with small, scarlet, intensely piquant
        cherry-shaped fruit.
  
     Cherry pit.
        (a) A child's play, in which cherries are thrown into a
            hole. --Shak.
        (b) A cherry stone.
  
     Cherry rum, rum in which cherries have been steeped.
  
     Cherry sucker (Zool.), the European spotted flycatcher
        ({Musicapa grisola); -- called also cherry chopper
        cherry snipe.
  
     Cherry tree, a tree that bears cherries.
  
     Ground cherry, Winter cherry, See Alkekengi.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  winter cherry
      n 1: Old World perennial cultivated for its ornamental inflated
           papery orange-red calyx [syn: Chinese lantern plant,
           winter cherry, 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 [syn: Jerusalem cherry, winter cherry, Madeira
         winter cherry, Solanum pseudocapsicum]

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