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bird cherry

noun
1.
any of several species of cherry, especially Prunus padus (European bird cherry) of Europe and Asia, and P. pensylvanica (pin cherry) of the U.S.
2.
the fruit of any such tree, for which birds have a particular liking.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for bird cherry

bird cherry

noun
1.
a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus padus, with clusters of white flowers and small black fruits See also cherry (sense 1)
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