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 Some black cherry and minestrone on the finish. Domini Glicine. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 3 July 2022 This 100% Merlot includes strikingly luscious red and black cherry aromas, as though in a fruit cake fresh from the oven. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Badger Blush is fun, refreshing, bright, with notes of black cherry, cranberry and raspberry all jumbled up in this lighthearted really approachable blush wine. Kristine M. Kierzek, Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2022 Iapetus Just south of Burlington, Ken Albert's prestigious and long-standing Shelburne Vineyard has been making wine from hybrid grapes such as marquette (notes of black cherry and baking spice) and Louise Swenson (flowers and honey) for years. Valerie Stivers + Hank Zona, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2022 Some of the trees that can be seen on the mountain are eastern red cedar, loblolly pine, black cherry and Georgia oak. AccessAtlanta, 17 June 2022 Located on 11 private acres of oak, white pine, black cherry and dogwood trees. Elizabeth Hosang, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2022 Slight smoke, some menthol, black cherry and a bit of currant. cleveland, 15 May 2022 There's the uplifting sativa raspberry lemonade, the indica calm strawberry hibiscus lemonade, and a high-CBD hybrid of black cherry lemonade. Sophie Saint Thomas, Forbes, 3 May 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'black cherry.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of black cherry

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About black cherry

Time Traveler for black cherry

Time Traveler

The first known use of black cherry was in 1720

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near black cherry

black check

black cherry

black cherry aphid

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for black cherry

Last Updated

28 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Black cherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on black cherry Encyclopedia article about black cherry


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!