Cherry is a term from vulgar Latin ceresĭa, which derives from cerasĭum. This word, in turn, has its origin in greek kerásion.
The fruit produced by the cherry (a tree belonging to the Rosaceae family group, whose wood is highly valued in the field of cabinetmaking). Cherries are drupes: they have a single seed, their endocarp is hard and their mesocarp, soft and fleshy.
Rounded in shape, the cherry usually has a diameter of about two centimeters, with an extensive stem or nipple. its colour it is reddish, quite dark, and its skin is smooth.
Cherries are characterized by the pleasant taste of their pulp. They can be consumed fresh (raw) or used to make jams, ice creams and other products.
It is important to mention that there are different varieties of cherries, since the fruit can come from different trees of the genus Prunus. Is named common cherry, mollar cherry or sweet cherry to the one that originates in the sweet cherry or wild cherry (Prunus avium).
The tart cherry (Prunus cerasus), meanwhile, gives the tart cherry or cherry. Regarding the cherry, it should be noted that this is how various fruits are called according to the region, usually linked to species of the genre Prunus.
The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), on the other hand, indicates that the coffee bean husk. This meaning appears in several Latin American countries, such as Cuba, Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala.
It should be remembered that the coffee It is the seed of the coffee tree. The outer covering of the seed is referred to, in some areas, as cherry.