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

Examples of black cherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Matthew Kennedy of LaSalle leased a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse in black cherry from Genthe after searching elsewhere. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Dealers warn buyers: Get your new vehicle before they're gone, supply vanishing," 30 May 2020 The drink comes in four flavors: black cherry, lemon-lime, strawberry, and mango and clocks in at 5% ABV and 100 calories, right on-par with its biggest competition: millennial favorite White Claw and Boston Beer's Truly. Emily Price, Fortune, "Why Bud Light gave its new hard seltzer the family name," 29 Jan. 2020 The black cherry, watermelon, or tangerine drinks are sweeter than some of the others on this list, but they’re made with natural flavors and ingredients. Outside Online, "Canned Drinks Are the Newest Products for the CBD Crowd," 7 Mar. 2020 The drink comes in four flavors: black cherry, lemon-lime, strawberry, and mango and clocks in at 5% ABV and 100 calories, right on-par with its biggest competition: millennial favorite White Claw and Boston Beer's Truly. Emily Price, Fortune, "Why Bud Light gave its new hard seltzer the family name," 29 Jan. 2020 Three classic seltzer flavors: lemon-lime, black cherry, mango, as well as a new standout: strawberry. Mary Honkus, PEOPLE.com, "We Tried the New Bud Light Seltzers, and Here's How They Measure Up to the Competition," 14 Jan. 2020 Wee bits of nectarine and cinnamon show up alongside a pronounced black cherry flavor. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Escape to the Andes for high elevation pinot noir," 25 Mar. 2020 Bourke’s favorite is black cherry Italian ice and vanilla soft serve. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Jeremiah’s Italian Ice opens soon in McKinney, with more to follow in Collin County," 24 Feb. 2020 His unpainted rendition was carved from black cherry with an oak paddle and display stand. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, "The 16 Most Awesome Turkey And Duck Calls You’ve Ever Seen," 19 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of black cherry

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Black cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20cherry. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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