: 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 cherry
Recent Examples on the WebThe cherry blossom flower extract also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that make for a calming masking experience.—Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 14 Sep. 2023 Sablefish with almond dashi, salsa macha, and rainier cherries.—Elazar Sontag, Bon Appétit, 13 Sep. 2023 Gypsy Sport castings and fashion shows became — and remain — legendary, cherry picking models from a diversity of sexualities, genders, ethnicities, walks of life.—Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 That's when travelers can find vivid autumnal leaves or, on the other hand, the iconic cherry blossoms that seem straight out of a postcard.—Danielle Demetriou, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2023 Earlier this summer, the brewery released a limited-edition Door County Cherry Soda made exclusively with Montmorency cherry juice supplied by Cherry De-Lite in Forestville.—Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2023 The film shares it too, occasionally pausing its storytelling to take in the scenery, the breeze, the interior hum of a luxury car in mild traffic or, with a nod to the touristic inevitability of the image, the cotton-candy blur of cherry blossom from a train window.—Guy Lodge, Variety, 4 Sep. 2023 And in other parts of Italy, farmer associations have said that heat waves, floods and hailstones the size of clementines damaged local melon, watermelon, cherry and wine grape crops.—Alessio Perrone, Scientific American, 31 Aug. 2023 This clip is fun and fruit-driven, with a single line of radiant cherries.—Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 29 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English chery, from Anglo-French cherise, cirice (taken as a plural), from Late Latin ceresia, from Latin cerasus cherry tree, from Greek kerasos
: 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