Definition of sand cherry
: any of several usually small straggling North American cherries that grow especially on dry sandy land: such as a : a low-growing cherry (Prunus pumila) of the northern U.S. and Canada with minute scarcely edible shiny purplish black fruit b : a small strongly root shrub (P. cuneata or P. susquehanae) of eastern North America c : western sand cherry
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