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pin cherry

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noun
  1. a wild, often shrubby cherry, Prunus pensylvanica, having white flowers.
  2. the red, acid fruit of this tree.

Origin of pin cherry

First recorded in 1895–1900

bird cherry

noun
  1. any of several species of cherry, especially Prunus padus (European bird cherry), of Europe and Asia, and P. pensylvanica (pin cherry), of the U.S.
  2. the fruit of any such tree, for which birds have a particular liking.

Origin of bird cherry

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for pin cherry

bird cherry

noun
  1. a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus padus, with clusters of white flowers and small black fruitsSee also cherry (def. 1)
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