cherry tree

Definitions of cherry tree
  1. noun
    any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
    synonyms: cherry
    see moresee less
    show 19 types...
    hide 19 types...
    wild cherry, wild cherry tree
    an uncultivated cherry tree
    Prunus avium, sweet cherry
    large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation
    Prunus capuli, capulin, capulin tree
    Mexican black cherry tree having edible fruit
    Prunus cerasus, sour cherry, sour cherry tree
    rather small Eurasian tree producing red to black acid edible fruit
    Catalina cherry, Prunus lyonii
    evergreen shrub or small tree found on Catalina Island (California)
    flowering cherry
    any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Prunus cultivated for their showy white or pink single or double blossoms
    Prunus virginiana, chokecherry, chokecherry tree
    a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
    heart cherry, oxheart, oxheart cherry
    any of several cultivated sweet cherries having sweet juicy heart-shaped fruits
    gean, mazzard, mazzard cherry
    wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting
    Prunus cerasus caproniana, amarelle
    any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing pale red fruit with colorless juice
    Prunus cerasus austera, morello
    any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing fruit with dark skin and juice
    Prunus cerasus marasca, marasca, marasca cherry, maraschino cherry
    Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur
    Prunus incisa, fuji, fuji cherry
    shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms
    bird cherry, bird cherry tree
    any of several small-fruited cherry trees frequented or fed on by birds
    Prunus serotina, black cherry, black cherry tree, rum cherry
    large North American wild cherry with round black sour edible fruit
    Japanese cherry, Japanese flowering cherry, Prunus serrulata, oriental cherry
    ornamental tree with inedible fruits widely cultivated in many varieties for its white blossoms
    Japanese flowering cherry, Prunus sieboldii
    ornamental tree with inedible fruit widely cultivated in many varieties for its pink blossoms
    Prunus subhirtella, rosebud cherry, winter flowering cherry
    shrub or tree native to Japan cultivated as an ornamental for its rose-pink flowers
    Prunus demissa, Prunus virginiana demissa, western chokecherry
    chokecherry of western United States
    type of:
    fruit tree
    tree bearing edible fruit
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week