bird cherry

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bird cherry (plural bird cherries)

  1. A cherry tree, Prunus padus, native to the northern Eurasia.
  2. Any of several of the species of cherry trees sometimes grouped in the subgenus Prunus subg. Padus or section Prunus sect. Laurocerasus of Prunus subg. Cerasus
    1. Prunus buergeriana (Japanese bird cherry), of eastern Asia
    2. Prunus cornuta (Himalayan bird cherry)
    3. Prunus grayana (Gray's bird cherry), of Japan
    4. Prunus padus var. commutata (Asian bird cherry), of eastern Asia
    5. Prunus ssiori (Hokkaido bird cherry)
  3. Prunus avium
  4. A berry (fruit) produced by these trees.

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