black cherry


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

Examples of black cherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Old-school beer companies, spirits giants, winemakers and others are fermenting sugar solutions and adding seasonal flavors like watermelon, black cherry and strawberry lemonade to create their own buzzy concoctions. New York Times, 30 May 2021 This gulpable wine offers black cherry and baking spice with a hint of cola. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 Rum and cranberries on the attack, licorice and black cherry mid palate. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 This Salt Lake City brewery launched its Pakkā Hard Seltzer line in April with grapefruit tangerine, cherry lime, black cherry and mixed berry hard seltzers as well as black and green hard tea, and a hard coconut water. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2021 There are additional notes of dark chocolate, marzipan, brown sugar and caramel, and more distinctive raisin, prune, date, black cherry and fig flavors, while the tropical fruit notes merge into a sort of tropical fruit cocktail. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 The black cherry is also available in a variety of packs across Michigan joining its classic lemonade, raspberry, and peach flavors. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 11 May 2021 It darts left, then right on your palate, with juicy black cherry flavor one moment, spicy plum the next. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 Desserts include olive oil cake with strawberry compote and citrus mascarpone; the Wicked sundae with caramel corn, brownie chunk and chocolate ice cream; chocolate tart with a hazelnut crust; and black cherry cheesecake with cornflake crumble. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of black cherry

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Black cherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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