Dictionary.com

sweet cherry

Save This Word!

noun
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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of sweet cherry

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use sweet cherry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sweet cherry

sweet cherry

noun
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 treesSee also heart cherry
Also called: dessert cherry
Compare sour cherry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK