sour cherry

noun

Definition of sour cherry

: a widely cultivated cherry (Prunus cerasus) that has a round crown and bright red to almost black soft-fleshed acid fruits also : the fruit

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In Kiev, varenyk are steamed or boiled, and can be filled with everything from sour cherries to spinach. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Debatable Encyclopedia of Drunk Food," 1 Oct. 2018 New influences keep arriving, too: An influx of Syrian refugees in Tripoli has made Aleppo sour cherry kebab a city staple. John Gregory-smith, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Lebanon, Let Food Be Your Guide," 16 Oct. 2018 Coffee makers are adding sparkling water to cold brews and, separately, experimenting with ingredients foreign to coffee, such as honeysuckle, sour cherries and bitters. Jennifer Maloney And Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Beyond Soda: How and Why Your Beverage Options Are Exploding," 26 Aug. 2018 Almost 100 percent of the fruit grown on the trees (although not many produce fruit) is sour cherries. 10. Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "It's Officially Cherry Blossom Season in Washington D.C.," 13 Apr. 2015 Sharbats, sparkling coolers flavored with sour cherry, ginger or mint and cucumber, are also served in the fairly simple, narrow room with white brick walls and an open kitchen. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 Desserts include mini rum pineapple upside down cake, peach melba panna cotta parfait, sour cherry mousse cake, and mango kulfi. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 26 June 2018 Pineapple, raspberries, nectarines and sour cherries all have enough acidity to zip up the heavy molasses flavor and texture of brown sugar. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Tart Solution for Sweet Crumb Cake," 20 Apr. 2018 Mar-a-Lago 2018 contains amusingly golf-ball-size notes of sour cherries, intermingled with predominant notes of private-plane fuselage, grass clippings, and Florida lemons. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "Tasting Notes for a Teetotalling President," 17 Apr. 2018

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circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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