from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh
  • n. large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation


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