cherrystone

noun
cher·​ry·​stone | \ ˈcher-ē-ˌstōn How to pronounce cherrystone (audio) \

Definition of cherrystone

: a small quahog

Examples of cherrystone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The timeless parts of sensory experience come to the fore, as when Sophie gives Marianne cherrystones heated by the fire for her menstrual cramps. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, "In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Love is a Work of Art," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of cherrystone

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Cherrystone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cherrystone. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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