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cherry plum

a small tree, Prunus cerasifera, bearing edible yellow or reddish fruit.
the fruit of this tree.
Also called myrobalan. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Hedges of damsons or the myrobalan (the cherry plum) serve as shelters from the wind and grow rapidly.

  • This cherry plum blooms early, and its flower is often cut off; otherwise its fruit (ripe in August) is useful for tarts.

British Dictionary definitions for cherry plum

cherry plum

a small widely planted Asian rosaceous tree, Prunus cerasifera, with white flowers and red or yellow cherry-like fruit Also called myrobalan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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