Definition of sand cherry in English:

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sand cherry

noun

1A dwarf North American wild cherry.
  • Genus Prunus, family Rosaceae: several species, in particular P. depressa and P. pumila
Example sentences
  • And the deep-toned bronze leaves of coral bells, barberries, purpleleaf sand cherry (Prunus x cistena), and burgundy fountain grass flatter the flowers as well.
  • The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
1.1The fruit of the sand cherry tree.
Example sentences
  • There they ate sand cherries before sailing on, all night, in conditions too crowded to allow the men to lie down.

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Syllabification: sand cher·ry

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