Definition of mahaleb
: 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
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