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 The wine is light, bright, juicy and spicy, suggesting black pepper, raspberry and sour cherry. Esther Mobley,, "Drink this spicy, juicy $10 red wine that smells like your hands after rubbing a rose petal," 21 Oct. 2020 Flavor favorites Our two most popular flavors are salted caramel and sour cherry. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mequon chocolate shop owner specializes in hand-painted bonbons," 4 Sep. 2020 Very intriguing woodsy, funky aroma with a cotton-candy element and sour cherry. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Rosé guide: What’s it about? 15 wines to consider - prices, flavor," 23 Aug. 2020 The sour cherry and other young fruit notes in rosso di Montalcino nicely complement the spice, smoke and licorice flavors in the pasta. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Giving Rosso di Montalcino a second look," 11 Mar. 2020 Line 39 Cocoa, sour cherry, not complex, and improved with a bit of age and time. Marc Bona, cleveland, "9 wines to sip while still at home in May (photos)," 3 May 2020 Our backyard was large and filled with fruit trees — peaches, nectarines, sour cherries, apples, and plums. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 19 Mar. 2020 The pieces of bread are extremely acidic because the mother yeast is made with sour cherries. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "And the Award for Oscar-Season Watering Hole Goes to...Gucci," 7 Feb. 2020 Succulent Sea Bala, featuring zucchini, sour cherry, and champagne. Sarah Kloepple, Popular Mechanics, "Artificial Intelligence and Robots Can Make Your Next Cocktail. But Should They?," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sour cherry

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Sour cherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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