Definition of duke cherry in English:

duke cherry

noun

  • A cultivated cherry that is a hybrid between the mazzard and the morello.

    • ‘Four to six weeks after petal fall, mature leaves of sour and duke cherries develop yellow and green mottle.’
    • ‘The collections include varieties of the following crops: dessert, culinary, cider and ornamental apples; apricots; sweet, sour and duke cherries; European plums, damsons, bullaces, greengages, mirabelles, Japanese plums, cherry plums and myrobalans; ornamental Prunus; and dessert, culinary, perry and ornamental pears.’