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black cherry

noun
1.
a North American cherry, Prunus serotina, having drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers and bearing a black, sour, edible fruit.
2.
the fruit itself.
3.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin of black cherry
1720-1730
An Americanism dating back to 1720-30
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