One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A south-western Asian shrub or small tree with white flowers and small red and yellow edible fruit.
Prunus cerasifera, family RosaceaeAlso called myrobalan
- ‘Bach Rescue Remedy combines star of Bethlehem, rock rose, impatiens, cherry plum and clematis flower essences.’
- ‘Other plants in the fragrant garden include a cherry plum which is allegedly a remedy for stress and anxiety.’
- ‘Native or cherry plum hybrids (crosses of sandcherry and Japanese plum) have small, tart fruit, and are best used for making jams, jellies, and preserves.’
- 1.1 The fruit of the cherry plum tree.
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