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wild cherry

another name for gean (sense 1)
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  • Therefore, when the tents appear on wild cherry trees have we any right to destroy them?

  • Pectorals, wild cherry preparations, etc., are cheaply made.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance from the house.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller
  • The leaves of Tsl-agaynli (Indian tobacco—Nicotiana rustica) are sometimes used in place of the wild cherry bark.

  • Then there are the lime-trees, the wild cherry, and the hedges red with strawberries—it is intoxicating.

  • The tree containing it, a variety of the wild cherry, stood upon the brink of the bald summit of a high mountain.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • Near Lake Sandford, where were large tracts of raspberry and wild cherry, I saw numbers of them.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • Not ten feet below him the wretched woman hung suspended in the thick branches of the wild cherry tree, caught by her clothes.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • The plum, the crab apple, the hawthorn and the wild cherry are but just beginning to push green points between their bud scales.

    Some Spring Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • There are crowds of wild cherry trees laden with cherries, wild mulberries and walnuts.

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