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Definition: Cherry bird
(ch[e^]r"r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr.
F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L.
cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn,
from the hardness of the wood.]
1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus
includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony
(a) The common garden cherry (Prunus Cerasus
), of which
several hundred varieties are cultivated for the
fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart,
black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke
(corrupted from M['e]doc in France).
(b) The wild cherry; as, Prunus serotina
cherry), valued for its timber; Prunus Virginiana
(choke cherry), an American shrub which bears
astringent fruit; Prunus avium
and Prunus Padus
European trees (bird cherry).
2. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors
3. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry,
used in cabinetmaking, etc.
4. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry.
. See under Barbadoes
(Zo["o]l.), an American bird; the cedar bird;
-- so called from its fondness for cherries.
, cherry brandy and sugar.
, brandy in which cherries have been steeped.
(Bot.), an evergreen shrub (Prunus Lauro-cerasus
) common in shrubberies, the poisonous
leaves of which have a flavor like that of bitter almonds.
(Bot.), a species of Capsicum
), with small, scarlet, intensely piquant
(a) A child's play, in which cherries are thrown into a
(b) A cherry stone.
, rum in which cherries have been steeped.
(Zo["o]l.), the European spotted flycatcher
); -- called also cherry chopper
, a tree that bears cherries.
, Winter cherry
, See Alkekengi