sour cherry


noun

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.

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Origin of sour cherry

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sour cherry

sour cherry

noun

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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