from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of the sour cherry (Prunus cerasus var. austera) having double flowers and fruit with dark red skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of cultivated cherry, Prunus cerasus austera, having a dark skin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of nearly black cherry with dark red flesh and juice, -- used chiefly for preserving.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of cherry with a dark-red skin, becoming nearly black if allowed to hang long.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cultivated sour cherry with dark-colored skin and juice
- n. any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing fruit with dark skin and juice
Perhaps from Italian amarello, from Medieval Latin amārellum, diminutive of Latin amārus, bitter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)