One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A dwarf North American wild cherry.
Genus Prunus, family Rosaceae: several species, in particular P. depressa and P. pumila
- ‘And the deep-toned bronze leaves of coral bells, barberries, purpleleaf sand cherry (Prunus x cistena), and burgundy fountain grass flatter the flowers as well.’
- ‘The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.’
- 1.1 The fruit of the sand cherry tree.
- ‘There they ate sand cherries before sailing on, all night, in conditions too crowded to allow the men to lie down.’
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