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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.


sour cherry

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sour cherry1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

New York, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Utah and a few other states also produce sour cherries, but in much more limited quantities.

“Sweet cherries are easier to find, of course, but nothing compares to sour cherries in pie,” Beranbaum says.

She’s written hundreds of pie recipes and at least a half-dozen cherry pie recipes, but the pie she comes back to most is one where sour cherries are baked under a flaky cream cheese lattice crust.

Sweet cherries will be firm when ripe, whereas sour cherries will be slightly soft.

Delicate sour cherries and pudgy donut peaches have arrived at the market, and suddenly I’m researching ways to buy red wine vinegar in bulk.

From Eater

Trees of the sour Cherry should be planted 18 by 18 ft. apart, in well prepared under-drained soil.

Montmorency is the most popular Sour Cherry grown in America.

The Sour Cherry, then, is now to be found truly wild in many parts of several continents.

Despite the derivation of the name Amarelle, they have less bitterness than the other group of varieties of the Sour Cherry.

The Sour Cherry is at home in a great variety of climates, the vagaries of weather affecting it but little.

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