Japanese flowering cherry

noun

Definition of Japanese flowering cherry

: any of certain ornamental hybrid cherries developed in Japan chiefly from two species (Prunus serrulata and P. sieboldii) that bear a profusion of white or pink usually double and often fragrant flowers followed by small inedible fruit, that have long been admired and revered by the Japanese, and that are now widespread in cultivation in regions of moderate climate

called also Japanese cherry

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“Japanese flowering cherry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20flowering%20cherry. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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