European bird cherry
- See under bird cherry(def 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.
- 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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- a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus padus, with clusters of white flowers and small black fruitsSee also cherry (def. 1)