a cherry tree, Prunus avium, characterized by reddish-brown bark and a pyramidal manner of growth.
the red, purplish-black, or yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this tree.
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How to use sweet cherry in a sentence
Watermelons, particularly in Florida, get an estimated $146 million benefit, and sweet cherries $145 million.Wild bees add about $1.5 billion to yields for just six U.S. crops | Susan Milius | August 4, 2020 | Science News
We had a large sweet cherry tree in the side yard and mother canned nearly 100 quarts every year.The Biography of a Rabbit | Roy Benson
Point out the lenticels on the bark of birch and sweet cherry trees and explain how trees breathe.Studies of Trees | Jacob Joshua Levison
It is easier to define the geographic range of the wild sweet cherry.
The sweet cherry is at its best in a warm, sunny, genial, equable climate.
"Kerasos" was the sweet cherry in ancient Greece and from kerasos came cerasus, used by many botanists as the name of the genus.
British Dictionary definitions for sweet cherry
either of two types of cherry tree that are cultivated for their red edible sweet fruit, the gean having tender-fleshed fruit, the bigarreau having firm-fleshed fruit
the fruit of any of these trees: See also heart cherry
- Also called: dessert cherry
- Compare sour cherry
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