cherry

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noun cher·ry \ˈcher-ē, ˈche-rē\

Definition of cherry

plural

cherries

  1. 1a :  any of numerous trees and shrubs (genus Prunus) of the rose family that bear pale yellow to deep red or blackish smooth-skinned drupes enclosing a smooth seed and that include some cultivated for their fruits or ornamental flowers — compare sour cherry, sweet cherryb :  the fruit of a cherryc :  the reddish-brown wood of a cherry; especially :  black cherry 2

  2. 2 :  a variable color averaging a moderate red

  3. 3a :  hymenb :  virginity

cherrylike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of cherry in a sentence

  1. The kitchen cabinets are made of cherry.

Origin and Etymology of cherry

Middle English chery, from Anglo-French cherise, cirice (taken as a plural), from Late Latin ceresia, from Latin cerasus cherry tree, from Greek kerasos


First Known Use: 14th century


CHERRY Defined for English Language Learners

cherry

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noun cher·ry \ˈcher-ē, ˈche-rē\

Definition of cherry for English Language Learners

  • : a small round fruit that is usually red or black

  • : a tree on which this fruit grows

  • : the wood of a cherry tree


CHERRY Defined for Kids

cherry

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noun cher·ry \ˈcher-ē\

Definition of cherry for Students

plural

cherries

  1. 1 :  the small round yellow to deep red smooth-skinned fruit of a tree that is related to the plum tree

  2. 2 :  a medium red


Medical Dictionary

cherry

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noun cher·ry \ˈcher-ē\

Medical Definition of cherry

plural

cherries

  1. 1:  any of numerous trees and shrubs (genus Prunus) of the rose family that bear pale yellow to deep red or blackish smooth-skinned drupes enclosing a smooth seed and that belong to any of several varieties including some cultivated for their fruits or ornamental flowers

  2. 2:  the fruit of a cherry



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