sour cherry

sour cherry

noun
1.
a cherry, Prunus cerasus, characterized by gray bark and the spreading habit of its branches.
2.
the red, tart fruit of this tree, used in making pies and preserves.

Origin:
1880–85

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sour cherry
 
n
1.  a Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus cerasus, with white flowers: cultivated for its tart red fruits
2.  Compare sweet cherry morello See also amarelle the fruit of this tree

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