sour cherry


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

Examples of sour cherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mahleb are the kernels found inside the pits of sour cherries and have an almond scent with a faintly bitter taste and a vanilla aroma. Los Angeles Times, "Armenian Shortbread With Cardamom and Mahleb," 26 Aug. 2019 Fresh sour cherries, a Persian favorite when in season, need to be pitted. Los Angeles Times, "Two Iranian American food writers talk Persian restaurant menus and home cooking," 10 Aug. 2019 While blueberries lend themselves to sparkling wine production, Krabbe and his partners at Frederiksdal found that sour cherry’s high acidity called for techniques more common to Port production. Fortune, "How Fruit Wines Are Becoming Serious Business," 17 Aug. 2019 And Upruit is a company with two interesting flavors: tangerine and Himalayan salt, and Montmorency cherry, a type of sour cherry. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "Canned coffee is suddenly a lot more interesting, with funky flavors and many more bubbles," 27 June 2019 Maraschinos were once made from a type of sour cherry called Marascas, but these days are made from any firm, sweet cherry, usually yellow varieties, but also under-ripe varieties that would have ripened to red. Washington Post, "There are many types of sweet or tart cherries you can grow," 2 July 2019 There won’t be cherry pie, but there will be sour cherry cobbler. Alex Pastron, Bon Appétit, "14 Recipes We’re Actually Making for 4th of July," 1 July 2019 Superfood Side at Chick-fil-A A filling combination of broccoli, kale, maple vinaigrette, dried sour cherries, and nuts, Chick-fil-A's Superfood Side is probably one of the healthiest things to come out of a fast-food joint. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "10 Fast-Food Options for Vegetarians," 17 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of sour cherry

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Sour cherry.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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