Definition of Sour cherry

1. Noun. Rather small Eurasian tree producing red to black acid edible fruit.

2. Noun. Australian tree with sour red fruit.
Exact synonyms: Eugenia Corynantha
Group relationships: Eugenia, Genus Eugenia
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree

3. Noun. Acid cherries used for pies and preserves.
Generic synonyms: Cherry
Specialized synonyms: Amarelle, Morello

Definition of Sour cherry

1. Noun. a species of Prunus in the subgenus Cerasus (cherries), native to much of Europe and southwest Asia, Prunus cerasus ¹

2. Noun. the fruit of this tree ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sour Cherry

sour-gum family
sour bread
sour cherries
sour cherry (current term)
sour cherry tree
sour cream
sour dock
sour fig
sour gourd
sour grapes
sour gum
sour krout
sour mash
sour mash whiskey
sour note
sour orange
sour puss

Literary usage of Sour cherry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"De Bray) is often severe in the sour Cherry, but can be checked by thorough applications of a fungicide. ..."

2. Laboratory Manual of Horticulture by George William Hood (1915)
"Describe the differences between the branches of the sweet and the sour cherry. b. Make a drawing, at least one inch in length, of a fruit bud and a branch ..."

3. Domesticated Animals and Plants: A Brief Treatise Upon the Origin and by Eugene Davenport (1910)
"The sour cherry . The peach . The apricot -The orange and the lemon . The banana . The pineapple . The grape . The strawberry . The raspberry . ..."

4. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... although the fruit approaches the common sour cherry in farm, the habit of the tree, I think, decidedly incline» to the following. ..."

5. The Cherry: Together with Reports and Papers on Pear, Plum, Peach, Grape by American Pomological Society (1905)
"Occasionally a tree of the sour cherry is hardy, but bears no fruit, ... 2 :—The sour cherry only is grown. Plantings of the sweet cherry have uniformly ..."

6. The Cherry in Kansas: With a Chapter on the Apricot and the Nectarine by William H. Barnes, Kansas State Horticultural Society (1900)
"The sour cherry may be grown with profit between the thirty-fifth and fourth-fifth degrees ... The top of a sour cherry is made like that of a peach tree. ..."

7. Trees in Winter: Their Study, Planting, Care and Identification by Albert Francis Blakeslee, Chester Deacon Jarvis (1913)
"COMPARISONS—The sour cherry differs from the Sweet Cherry in its spreading habit of growth, its more slender twigs and smaller buds. ..."

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