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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other plants in the fragrant garden include a cherry plum which is allegedly a remedy for stress and anxiety.’
    1. 1.1 The fruit of the cherry plum tree.