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1. A deciduous North American tree (Prunus serotina) of the rose family, having drooping elongate clusters of white flowers and blackish, bitter fruits.
2. The close-grained, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used especially for furniture, cabinets, and musical instruments.
3. The edible fruit of this tree, used for making jam.
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1. a North American cherry, Prunus serotina, having drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers and bearing a sour, edible black fruit.
2. the fruit itself.
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|Noun||1.||black cherry - large North American wild cherry with round black sour edible fruit|
|2.||black cherry - any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh|
cherry - a red fruit with a single hard stone
bing cherry - dark red or blackish sweet cherry
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