Definition of duke cherry in English:

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duke cherry

noun

A cultivated cherry that is a hybrid between the mazzard and the morello.
  • Prunus × gondouinii, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • Four to six weeks after petal fall, mature leaves of sour and duke cherries develop yellow and green mottle.
  • The collections include varieties of the following crops: dessert, culinary, cider and ornamental apples; apricots; sweet, sour and duke cherries; European plums, damsons, bullaces, greengages, mirabelles, Japanese plums, cherry plums and myrobalans; ornamental Prunus; and dessert, culinary, perry and ornamental pears.

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Syllabification: duke cher·ry

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