bird cherry


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bird cherry

n.
1. Any of several cherry trees, especially the Eurasian Prunus padus, having clusters of white flowers and small black bitter fruits.
2. The fruit of any of these trees.

bird cherry

n
(Plants) a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus padus, with clusters of white flowers and small black fruits. See also cherry1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bird cherry - any of several small-fruited cherry trees frequented or fed on by birdsbird cherry - any of several small-fruited cherry trees frequented or fed on by birds
wild cherry tree, wild cherry - an uncultivated cherry tree
common bird cherry, European bird cherry, hagberry tree, Prunus padus - small European cherry tree closely resembling the American chokecherry
pin cherry, Prunus pensylvanica - small shrubby North American wild cherry with small bright red acid fruit
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A council spokesman said: "We are aware of a non-hazardous infestation of bird cherry ermine moth caterpillars at St Dogmaels Avenue in Llanishen.
As I looked out of the window just now several alighted in the top branches of our prunus padus - our bird cherry - very appropriate
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The larvae feed on the leaves of bird cherry trees (Prunus Padus) and can occur in pest numbers, completely stripping the plant, but experts do not predict any long-term damage to Tredegar's plants.
We established the treatments during the fruiting period of each plant species; hill cherry, early June 2004; Korean hill cherry, early July 2005; Japanese bird cherry, mid-August 2006; giant dogwood, early September 2007; and crimson glory vine, early October 2004.
The image was created by bird cherry ermine moth caterpillars, which experts say are doing no harm to the trees.
The settlers called the native variety bird cherry, and it would soon become the preferred pollinator for the imported cultivators because of its cold-hardiness and resistance to native diseases.
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