from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A somewhat heart-shaped cherry with a whitish skin.

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  • noun A somewhat heart-shaped cherry with a whitish skin.


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  • For here was the time of the hay gone past, and the harvest of small corn coming on, and the trout now rising at the yellow Sally, and the blackbirds eating our white-heart cherries (I was sure, though I could not see them), and who was to do any good for mother, or stop her from weeping continually?

    Lorna Doone

  • One may easily, even a countryman, I take it, live to a great age and never have the chance of climbing into a white-heart cherry tree and eating one's fill.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • Then he led his party over the fence and along thick lines of currant bushes, creeping under their cover to where the beautiful white-heart cherries hung ripening in the sun.

    The Gold-Stealers A Story of Waddy

  • * Carya tormentosa, Nutt. the white-heart hickory is one of the most common kinds and although it does not become as large a tree as the others, has wood of a superior quality, being very elastic and tough.

    North Carolina and its Resources.

  • The wood is considered scarcely inferior to that of the white-heart hickory and is put to the same uses.

    North Carolina and its Resources.

  • The other kinds are, however, largely used for these purposes when the white-heart cannot be obtained.

    North Carolina and its Resources.

  • Battling daily with trap and spade against the importunate excavator who uproots his crops, he is in a better position than any one to procure for me what I regard for the moment as more precious than his bunches of asparagus or his white-heart cabbages.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • -- Large white-heart cherries form a very delicate dish when stewed.

    Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery A Manual of Cheap and Wholesome Diet

  • Take three or four white-heart endives, throw them into boiling water slightly salted.

    Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery A Manual of Cheap and Wholesome Diet

  • And that was how it came about, that when the farmer's little daughter Daisy, with a face like the rosy side of a white-heart cherry set deep in a lilac print hood, came back from going with the dairy lass to fetch up the cows, she found Flaps snuffing at the back door, and she put her arms round his neck (they reached right round with a little squeezing) and said:

    Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men


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