black cherry


: 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
: 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 Strong aromas of succulent dark fruit including black cherries, black berries, earth and eucalyptus. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 And the monochromatic color palette didn't end there, either; her dress was also a deep black cherry color. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 25 Jan. 2024 The 2017 vintage is ruby garnet in color with aromas of black cherries, forest floor, and black-plum confiture. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 25 Nov. 2023 Good on you, Kimberlee! Merlot 2021 (Napa Valley) - Bright, medium deep ruby red; aromas of black cherry, black plum, purple orchid and a hint of clove. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Black and vampy shades like deep burgundy and black cherry are popular picks for red carpet events, as evidenced by Kardashian and Selena Gomez, among others. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 26 Jan. 2024 Take Selena Gomez, who has cool undertones and loves to rock a cool, blue-toned black cherry mani. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 31 Jan. 2024 For example, Selena Gomez wore a cherry cola lip and matching black cherry chrome manicure to the Emmy Awards, and Kate Hudson recently wore an out-of-character deep red lip. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 25 Jan. 2024 Ruby Port Ruby Ports are deep red to violet in color, with full texture and flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry, and notes of licorice, clove, and anise. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 29 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of black cherry was in 1720

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“Black cherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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