- The blossom or flower of the cherry tree, particularly the Japanese cherry (Prunus serrulata).
- (heraldry) A stylized depiction of the blossom of the cherry tree, as used in Japanese mon.
1976, W. M. Hawley & Kei Kaneda Chappelear, Mon: The Japanese Family Crest, page 27:
- The cherry blossom was in use in Heian times...For obvious reasons it become the mon of the Sakurai family.
blossom of the cherry tree