laurel cherry

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noun

a tree, Prunus caroliniana, of the rose family, of the southeastern U.S., having small, milky-white flowers and black, shiny fruit.

Nearby words

  1. laurate,
  2. laureate,
  3. laureen,
  4. laurel,
  5. laurel and hardy,
  6. laurel family,
  7. laurel oak,
  8. lauren,
  9. laurena,
  10. laurence

Origin of laurel cherry

First recorded in 1780–90


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Examples from the Web for laurel cherry

  • The eighth description, that of the "laurel-cherry," applies to a graft and not to a variety.