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sand cherry

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noun

any of several low, North American cherries that grow on dry or sandy soil, especially Prunus pumila, of the Great Lakes region.
the fruit of any of these shrubs.

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Also called dwarf cherry.

Origin of sand cherry

First recorded in 1945–50
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