wild cherry


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A deciduous shrub, the bark of which contains coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, prussic acid, tannins, and volatile oil; it is antitussive, and an ingredient of cough syrups
Toxicity The pits and leaves contain hydrocyanic acid—which metabolizes to cyanide, causing incoordination, imbalance, possibly death

wild cherry

The dried bark of Prunus serotina, used principally in the form of syrup as a flavored vehicle for cough medicine.
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Due to the lack of beechnuts in the first half of the summer, the only species preferred in RNP was wild cherry, abundant in fruits but these are of low calorific value (Rieger 2006).
In addition to the original five items, Gimbal's has introduced eight more items in 10-ounce bags: Hot Lips, Cream Pups, Chocolate Fudge Wafers, Super Sour Bears, Licorice Scottie Dogs, Sugar Free Licorice, Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge, and Sugar Free Assorted Chews (Juicy Pear, Tangy Lemon, Wild Cherry, and Orange 'N Cream).
There were wild cherry and wild pear trees pricked out with spring blossoms ....
This is a delightful little place in itself, though without the clarity of the larger building, which it lacks partly because its deck extends to spread round a fine existing wild cherry tree and a rectangular swimming pool served by a spring which brings hot water from the bowels of the mountain.
flavors: Red Raspberry, Wild Cherry, Country Peach, Lemon-Lime, Strawberry-Kiwi and Mango Orange in both 11-oz.
The Canadian mineral water is flavored with fruit indigenous to Canada--mountain blackberry, coastal cranberry, orchard peach, country raspberry, western loganberry, wild cherry, and soon joining the line, summer strawberry.
* Give your child glycerin-based honey, wild cherry, or other throat lozenges.
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HS2s Green Corridor will include 7 million new trees and shrubs on Phase One of the railway alone, comprising native UK species such as oak, silver birch, wild cherry, hornbeam and holly.
The packs went out and contain a mix of native species such as hazel, rowan, hawthorn, common oak, silver birch, wild cherry, elder, dogwood and holly.
The pear, apple and wild cherry trees were planted in a patch of land at the back of the Plough pub.
Mrs Brown planted the wild cherry tree to mark her organisation's 30th anniversary, a whitebeam tree was given by Birchencliffe Playgroup and Dr and Mrs Michael Sills, whose daughter, Catherine, was a former pupil, provided an oak tree.