Barbadoes cherries
Malpighia Mal*pi"ghi*a, n. [NL. See {Malpighian}.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of {Malpighia glabra} (formerly {Malpighia urens}) are eaten under the name of {Barbadoes cherries}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Barbadoes cherry — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighia — Mal*pi ghi*a, n. [NL. See {Malpighian}.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of {Malpighia glabra} (formerly {Malpighia urens}) are eaten under the name of {Barbadoes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighia glabra — Malpighia Mal*pi ghi*a, n. [NL. See {Malpighian}.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of {Malpighia glabra} (formerly {Malpighia urens}) are eaten under the name of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighia urens — Malpighia Mal*pi ghi*a, n. [NL. See {Malpighian}.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of {Malpighia glabra} (formerly {Malpighia urens}) are eaten under the name of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capsicum cerasiforme — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cherry — Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cherry bird — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cherry bounce — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cherry brandy — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cherry chopper — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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