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fire cherry

noun
Origin of fire cherry
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900
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  • One of its names is fire cherry, and that fitly describes it.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The aspen generally falls before it is eighty; and fire cherry scarcely averages half of that.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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