Definition of sand cherry in US English:

sand cherry


  • 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. 1.1 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.’