cereza

noun
ce·​re·​za | \ səˈrāzə, -āsə, -re-\
plural -s

Definition of cereza

1 in tropical America

a : any of several plants having fruits resembling cherries (as Malpighia glabra, M. coccigera, and various species of Cordia)
b : the fruit of these plants
2 in Mexico : capulin sense 1

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for cereza

American Spanish, from Spanish, cherry, from Late Latin ceresia

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on cereza

Spanish Central: Translation of cereza

Comments on cereza

What made you want to look up cereza? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!