Definition of cherry plum in English:

cherry plum


  • 1A south-western Asian shrub or small tree with white flowers and small red and yellow edible fruit.

    Prunus cerasifera, family Rosaceae

    Also 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. 1.1 The fruit of the cherry plum tree.