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pin cherry

noun
1.
a wild, often shrubby cherry, Prunus pensylvanica, having white flowers.
2.
the red, acid fruit of this tree.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900

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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British Dictionary definitions for pin-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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