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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.

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Origin of sweet cherry

First recorded in 1900–05
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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
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