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sour cherry

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

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for sour cherry

Historical Examples

  • 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

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