cornelian cherry

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cornelian cherry

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1. A deciduous Eurasian shrub or small tree (Cornus mas) cultivated for its clusters of early blooming, small yellow flowers and cherrylike, edible, sour fruits.
2. The fruit of this plant, used for jellies and preserves.

[From cornel.]
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Noun1.cornelian cherry - deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruitcornelian cherry - deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
cornel, dogwood, dogwood tree - a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
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The aim of our study was to assess the constituents of lyophilisate from cornelian cherries and examine their effect on lipid metabolism, PPAR[alpha] protein expression, lipid peroxidation, antioxidant and proinflammatory markers, and study the histopathological changes in the thoracic aortas and livers of hypercholesterolemic rabbits.
Each year, I grow more than 300 vegetable varieties (potatoes, tomatoes, peas, lettuces, bambaras, ullucos, ocas and more) and tend more than 50 varieties of fruit, including 10 different apples, two pears, some rare cross-species fruits developed in the Ukraine in the 1920s, two types of pawpaws, six varieties of cornelian cherries, 10 varieties of grapes, six varieties of gooseberries, currants, and European strawberries (both red and white).
Plant cornelian cherries in fairly moist soil in sun or part shade.