black cherry

noun
Updated on: 9 Mar 2018

Definition of black cherry

1 : a large cherry (Prunus serotina) of eastern and central North America having drooping clusters of small white flowers and astringent black or dark purple fruits; also : the fruit
2 : the strong reddish-brown wood of the black cherry used especially for cabinetwork

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1720

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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