sweet cherry

  1. a cherry tree, Prunus avium, characterized by reddish-brown bark and a pyramidal manner of growth.

  2. the red, purplish-black, or yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this tree.

Origin of sweet cherry

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby sweet cherry

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How to use sweet cherry in a sentence

  • "Kerasos" was the sweet cherry in ancient Greece and from kerasos came cerasus, used by many botanists as the name of the genus.

    The Cherries of New York | U. P. Hedrick

British Dictionary definitions for sweet cherry

sweet cherry

  1. 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

  2. the fruit of any of these trees: See also heart cherry

  • Also called: dessert cherry

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