scrub cherry


Definition of scrub cherry

: 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

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First Known Use of scrub cherry

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Scrub cherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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