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

Examples of sour cherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And its cuisine, which is defined by its simple but full-flavored approach to cooking vegetables, hearty stews and braises, and delicate desserts made with almond flour, ricotta and sour cherries, is unlike any other in the world. Leah Koenig, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 There are notes of dusty oak, leather, and sour cherry on nose. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023 This is classic George T. Stagg, with notes of dusty leather, must, tobacco, sour cherry, and dark chocolate on the palate. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 16 Oct. 2023 The piquant borscht is made with dehydrated sour cherries. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Mulberry, sour cherry, black walnut, aronia, linden, black cap raspberry each have their turn to be ripe, all gleaned from parking lots, a little public landscaping, sometimes through a chain-link fence. Hazlitt, 6 Sep. 2023 Some feature sour cherries, dates, or orange blossom honey at the bottom, but the velvety yogurt—which takes Homa Dashtaki and her team three days to make—is the star. Emily Teel, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 The brand launched with three flavors: sparkling tequila with lime shiso, sparkling tequila with oak smoked lemonade, and sparkling bourbon with apple ginger sour cherry. Jill Lupupa, Peoplemag, 29 June 2023 This confession was the sour cherry on top of an unusually dispiriting season of RHOP. Kirthana Ramisetti, ELLE, 12 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sour cherry was circa 1884

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“Sour cherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

sour cherry

: a small cherry tree widely grown for its soft tart bright red to nearly black fruits
also : its fruit

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