Montmorency

noun

Mont·​mo·​ren·​cy ˌmänt-mə-ˈren(t)-sē How to pronounce Montmorency (audio)
: a cherry that is grown commercially for its bright red sour fruit
also : the fruit

Word History

Etymology

French, from Montmorency, France

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Montmorency was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Montmorency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Montmorency. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Geographical Definition

Montmorency

geographical name

Mont·​mo·​ren·​cy ˌmänt-mə-ˈren(t)-sē How to pronounce Montmorency (audio)
mōⁿ-mȯ-räⁿ-ˈsē
commune in northern France population 21,194

Note: Montmorency is a northern suburb of Paris.

Biographical Definition

Montmorency

biographical name

Mont·​mo·​ren·​cy ˌmänt-mə-ˈren(t)-sē How to pronounce Montmorency (audio)
Anne 1493–1567 1st duc de Montmorency French soldier; constable (1537)
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