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pin cherry


noun

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

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Nearby words

pimply, pimpmobile, pin, pin back one's ears, pin boy, pin cherry, pin clover, pin curl, pin down, pin joint, pin knot

Origin of pin cherry

First recorded in 1895–1900

Definition for pin cherry (2 of 2)

bird cherry


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for pin cherry

bird cherry


noun

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