black cherry

noun

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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This rare stand-alone version is bursting with flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry syrup and whispers of complex spices. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 But where Heat leans more rustic and coppery, Cherry falls more into the champagne, red, and black cherry range. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The Swatches for Urban Decay's Naked Cherry Palette Are Drop-Dead Gorgeous," 4 Sep. 2018 Other flavors are watermelon Americano, harvest pear palmetto and black cherry bicicletta. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Portable Negronis and spritzes to sip at the beach or pool," 28 June 2018 Adelaide’s Blend by Fairgrounds is made with Brazilian, Colombian and Honduran coffee beans with flavor notes of chocolate, black cherry and marshmallow. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "'Hamilton' star to perform at Mariano's today for launch of epilepsy coffee campaign," 15 June 2018 Amarena: Equipped with gelato recipes from Italy, Amarena stocks its coolers with old favorites such as mint chocolate chip, black cherry, chocolate and more. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Take a break from steamy summer with cool, creamy gelato," 12 July 2018 Using Sonoma Mountain fruit and composed of 99 percent zinfandel (and 1 percent syrah), this one offered plum, tobacco, smoke, black cherry, cocoa, cedar and tangy raspberry, plus 14.5 percent alcohol. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "15 zinfandels to drink with whatever meat you're grilling," 23 May 2018 Plum, smoke, black cherry, vanilla, roasted meat, herbs and cedar notes are all present in this 100 percent varietal from Leelanau Peninsula. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 Hilker has American Pillar clambering up a red cedar tree and a Paul’s Himalayan Musk lurking in a black cherry tree. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "As for beauty and fragrance, the rambler comes up roses," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of black cherry

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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