The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, fleshy stone. The cherry fruits are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially wild cherry cultivars, Prunus avium.
The name ‘cherry’, often as ‘cherry’ the compound term can also be applied to many other members of the genus Prunus, or all members of the genus as a collective term.
The fruits of many of these are not cherries, and have other common names, including plum, apricot, peach, among others. ‘Cherry’ The name is also frequently used in reference to cherry blossom.