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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 of sour cherry
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Despite the derivation of the name Amarelle, they have less bitterness than the other group of varieties of the sour cherry.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Trees of the sour cherry should be planted 18 by 18 ft. apart, in well prepared under-drained soil.

  • The sour cherry, then, is now to be found truly wild in many parts of several continents.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • This sour cherry, of the Morello group, is too poor in quality to recommend it for any purpose.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The sour cherry is at home in a great variety of climates, the vagaries of weather affecting it but little.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for sour cherry

sour cherry

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