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Giresun

(gērĕso͞on`), city (1990 pop. 67,536), capital of Giresun prov., NE Turkey, a port on the Black Sea. It is the trade center for a farm region in which corn, filberts, beans, and potatoes are produced. Known as Cerasus, the city was famous in ancient times for its cherry trees. From there the Roman general Lucullus is said to have introduced (1st cent. B.C.) the cherry tree into Italy. The English word cherry is derived from the name of the city, which formerly also appeared as Kerasun.

Giresun

 

a city in northern Turkey; the administrative center of Giresun Province. Population, 25,300 (1965). It is a port on the south shore of the Black Sea and the commercial center of an agricultural region (filbert nuts, corn, and kidney beans). There are food and paper-and-cellulose industries; filberts undergo primary processing.

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sometimes known as the wild cherry, and the tart cherry (Prunus cerasus L.
4 CHERRIES belong to the rose family and the name comes from the Turkish town of Cerasus.
Ancient healers recommended sour cherries (Prunus cerasus L.
Prunus cerasus, or the sour cherry, is a species of Prunus in the subgenus Cerasus (cherries), native to much of Europe and southwest Asia.
Arrian, copying his source for the northern Anatolian coast, omits attention to sites of potential relevance to contemporary postings of the classis Pontica (if Kienast be followed: note 30 infra), such as Amastris, Caesarea Germanica, Sinope, Amisus and Cerasus (Redde 1986:258 with n.
Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species prunus avium and prunus cerasus.
honeysuckle, Rhamnus parvifolia and Cerasus clarofolia, and a few birches.
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Sweet cherry, Prunus avium, is distinguished by its dark-colored fruit, whereas tart cherry, Prunus cerasus, is smaller in size and is bright scarlet in color.
European cherry is from Prunus avium, or Cerasus avium as it is also known.
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