sweet cherry


: a white-flowered Eurasian cherry (Prunus avium) widely grown for its large sweet-flavored fruits
also : its fruit

Examples of sweet cherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use either dark, sweet cherries or Rainier cherries. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 11 Aug. 2023 In a good year, growers hope to see $2.50 to $3.00 per pound for Pacific Northwest sweet cherries, as The Oregonian/OregonLive reported last month. oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2023 The most common variety of sweet cherries are Bing, and they are best eaten raw. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 29 July 2023 This nonnative pest can feed on a wide variety of plant species and resides on bark, and sometimes also on the skin of fruits like apple, pear, sweet cherry, peach, and prune-type plums. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 18 July 2023 Cooper said the Rainier variety can be a little tricky to grow well, which is why the majority of her acreage is devoted to dark red sweet cherries. oregonlive, 8 July 2023 The hardest part may be deciding which one of these 34 sweet cherry recipes to make first. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 10 July 2023 Cherries The high-antioxidant properties in tart and sweet cherries are due to their high content of vitamin C, per a study published in 2018 in the journal Nutrients. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Rd, Health, 27 June 2023 There's no shortage of local ingredients for chefs to choose from — about 300 different crops are grown in Washington, and the state is the top producer of apples, hops, blueberries, pears, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 22 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweet cherry was circa 1901

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“Sweet cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20cherry. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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