sour cherry



a cherry, Prunus cerasus, characterized by gray bark and the spreading habit of its branches.
the red, tart fruit of this tree, used in making pies and preserves.

Origin of sour cherry

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sour cherry

Historical Examples of sour cherry

  • Steingass explains al-bl by sour-cherry, an armarylla; if sour, is it the Morello cherry?

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

British Dictionary definitions for sour cherry

sour cherry


a Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus cerasus, with white flowers: cultivated for its tart red fruits
the fruit of this treeCompare sweet cherry See also morello, amarelle
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