- 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
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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
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