mahaleb

noun

ma·​ha·​leb
ˈmä(h)əˌleb
variants or less commonly mahaleb cherry
plural -s
: a small slender European cherry (Prunus mahaleb) that has pure white fragrant flowers in racemes and small inferior fruits from which a dye and a cordial are sometimes made and that is grown for use as an understock in grafting cultivated cherries

called also Saint Lucie cherry

Word History

Etymology

Arabic maḥlab

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“Mahaleb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mahaleb. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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