euro pean bird cherry

European bird cherry

noun
See under bird cherry ( def 1 ).
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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

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bird cherry
 
n
See also cherry a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus padus, with clusters of white flowers and small black fruits

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