The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit). The cherry fruits of commerce are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially cultivars of the wild cherry, Prunus avium. The name 'cherry' also refers to the cherry tree, and is sometimes applied to almonds and visually similar flowering trees in the genus Prunus, as in "ornamental cherry", "cherry blossom", etc.
Famous quotes containing the word cherry:
“Lay down, lay down the bigly bier,
Lat me the dead look on;
Wi cherry cheeks and ruby lips
She lay an smild on him.
O ae sheave o your bread, true-love,
An ae glass o your wine,
For I hae fasted for your sake
These fully day [is] nine.”
—Anna Gordon Brown (17471810)
“The cherry orchard is now mine!... I bought the estate on which my grandfather and father were slaves, where they were not even permitted in the kitchen.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)
“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,”
—A.E. (Alfred Edward)