scrub cherry

noun

: a small to medium-sized Australian tree (Syzygium australe synonym Eugenia australe) closely related to the brush cherry that has white flowers and round to oval cherrylike red fruit

called also brush cherry, lillypilly, rose apple

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrub cherry was in 1889

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“Scrub cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrub%20cherry. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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