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A plant of the nightshade family, with cherrylike fruit that ripens in winter.
- ‘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 ˈCHerē/
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