sweet cherry(redirected from dessert cherry)
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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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nAlso called: dessert cherry
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. an Old World cherry tree, Prunus avium, the ancestor of many cultured varieties.
2. the fruit of this tree.
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|Noun||1.||sweet cherry - large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation|
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
|2.||sweet 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
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