laurel cherry


noun

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

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Origin of laurel cherry

First recorded in 1780–90
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Example sentences from the Web for laurel cherry

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