Definitions starting with W

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wild cherry

[from its cherry-like fruit] n. a tree, Malpighia sp., and its fruit: 1788 The Jamaica or "Wild Cherries", Malpighia glabra and urens, which bear pleasant, sourish berries, not unlike the cherry (Schoepf 309). 1920 Wild cherry . . .Malpighla polytricha (Britton 205). cf. CHERRY, JAMAICA CHERRY, NATIVE CHERRY (Black)

Tags: fruit, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-11-24 02:57
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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