Definition of cornelian cherry in English:

cornelian cherry

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  • 1A Eurasian flowering shrub or small tree of the dogwood family, cultivated as an ornamental.
    • Cornus mas, family Cornaceae
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    • They include the Barbados cherry, cornelian cherry (a dogwood), ground or winter cherry, and Surinam cherry.
    • You'll notice indicators of this season, such as the blooming of cornelian cherry and sugar maple.
    • Don't be discouraged if your cornelian cherry flowers without fruiting for a few years.
  • 1.1The edible oval red berry of the cornelian cherry.
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    • We make fig syrup and preserves; we use pomegranates, figs, wild cornelian cherries, blackberries, and raspberries.
    • Aunt told me how to make plum jam with cornelian cherry while visiting a little village bazaar at Yalova.
    • Try our real wild strawberry preserves, frozen fruits, cornelian cherries, juices and concentrates, wild mushrooms, raspberries, blueberries, seed oils and butters, and a whole lot more.


early 17th century: cornelian from cornel + -ian.

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