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black cherry

a North American cherry, Prunus serotina, having drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers and bearing a black, sour, edible fruit.
the fruit itself.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin of black cherry
1720-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Utterly regardless of property rights, she showed Yan how to chip off the bark of the 77 black-cherry.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Choke-cherry ain't no good; but black-cherry bark's awful good for lung complaint.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Jimmy Phœbus shouted, with one of his Greek paroxysms of temper on, as his dark skin and black-cherry eyes flamed volcanic.

    The Entailed Hat George Alfred Townsend

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