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either of two bushy plants (Solanum pseudo-capsicum or S. capsicastrum) of the nightshade family, with small, star-shaped, white flowers and orange to red berries, grown widely as ornamentals
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An Old World ornamental shrub (Solanum pseudocapsicum) having inedible scarlet or yellow fruit and grown as a houseplant.