Meaning of black cherry

black' cher'ry

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a North American cherry, Prunus serotina, having drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers and bearing a black, sour, edible fruit.
  2. the fruit itself.
  3. the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
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