Bird-cherry



any of several species of cherry, especially Prunus padus (European bird cherry) of Europe and Asia, and P. pensylvanica (pin cherry) of the U.S.
the fruit of any such tree, for which birds have a particular liking.
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Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy
Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy
Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy
Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy
Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales Leo Tolstoy
From a Swedish Homestead Selma Lagerlf
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various

noun
a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus padus, with clusters of white flowers and small black fruits See also cherry (sense 1)

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