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sweet cherry

n.
1. A large, widely cultivated deciduous tree (Prunus avium) of the rose family, native to Eurasia, having red-brown bark, white flowers, and sweet edible fruit.
2. The fruit of this tree.
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sweet cherry

n
1. (Plants) 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. (Cookery) the fruit of any of these trees. See also heart cherry
Also called: dessert cherry
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sweet′ cher′ry


n.
1. an Old World cherry tree, Prunus avium, the ancestor of many cultured varieties.
2. the fruit of this tree.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweet cherry - large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivationsweet cherry - large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation
black cherry, sweet cherry - any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh
cherry tree, cherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
heart cherry, oxheart, oxheart cherry - any of several cultivated sweet cherries having sweet juicy heart-shaped fruits
gean, mazzard, mazzard cherry - wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting
2.sweet cherry - any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet fleshsweet cherry - any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh
cherry - a red fruit with a single hard stone
bing cherry - dark red or blackish sweet cherry
heart cherry, oxheart, oxheart cherry - large heart-shaped sweet cherry with soft flesh
Prunus avium, sweet cherry - large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation
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