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blackheart

[blak-hahrt]
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noun
  1. Plant Pathology. a nonparasitic disease of plants, as of potatoes and various trees, in which internal plant tissues blacken, usually as a result of extremes in temperature.
  2. Horticulture.
    1. a heart cherry having a dark skin.
    2. the tree bearing this fruit.
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Origin of blackheart

First recorded in 1700–10; black + heart
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  • Well, chuckled the old man over the ancient joke, hes the colour of a blackheart cherry.

    Carolyn of the Corners

    Ruth Belmore Endicott


British Dictionary definitions for blackheart

blackheart

noun
  1. an abnormal darkening of the woody stems of some plants, thought to be caused by extreme cold
  2. any of various diseases of plants, such as the potato, in which the central tissues are blackened
  3. a variety of cherry that has large sweet fruit with purplish flesh and an almost black skin
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