sweet cherry

noun
1.
a cherry tree, Prunus avium, characterized by reddish-brown bark and a pyramidal manner of growth.
2.
the red, purplish-black, or yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this tree.

Origin:
1900–05

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sweet cherry
 
n
1.  either of two types of cherry tree that are cultivated for their red edible sweet fruit, the gean having tender-fleshed fruit, the bigarreau having firm-fleshed fruit
2.  See also heart cherry the fruit of any of these trees

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