All Saints' cherry

noun

: an ornamental horticultural variety (Prunus cerasus semperflorens) of the sour cherry blooming in spring and autumn

Word History

Etymology

so called from its alleged blooming on All Saints' Day

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of All Saints' cherry was in 1772

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“All Saints' cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/All%20Saints%27%20cherry. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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