Nanking cherry

noun

Definition of Nanking cherry

: a large spreading hardy shrub or small compact tree (Prunus tomentosa) that has nearly sessile flowers, leaves tomentose on the under surface, and globular light red edible fruit and that is native to Asia but widely cultivated as an ornamental and for its fruit in regions of rigorous climate

called also Manchu cherry

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“Nanking cherry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nanking%20cherry. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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