- a North American cherry, Prunus serotina, having drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers and bearing a black, sour, edible fruit.
- the fruit itself.
- the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin of black cherry
An Americanism dating back to 1720–30
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Examples from the Web for black cherry
Utterly regardless of property rights, she showed Yan how to chip off the bark of the 77 Black-cherry.
Choke-cherry ain't no good; but Black-cherry bark's awful good for lung complaint.
Jimmy Phœbus shouted, with one of his Greek paroxysms of temper on, as his dark skin and black-cherry eyes flamed volcanic.The Entailed Hat
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