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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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  • Steingass explains al-bl by sour-cherry, an armarylla; if sour, is it the Morello cherry?

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
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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