black cherry

black cherry

noun
1.
a North American cherry, Prunus serotina, having drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers and bearing a black, sour, edible fruit.
2.
the fruit itself.
3.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

Origin:
1720–30, Americanism

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black cherry

noun
1. large North American wild cherry with round black sour edible fruit 
2. any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh [syn: sweet cherry
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