Cherry is defined as a small, fleshy fruit that has a hard pit and ranges in color from yellow to deep, dark red, or the wood of the tree that bears this fruit.(noun)
An example of a cherry is what goes on the top of an ice cream sundae.
The definition of cherry is bright red, or something made of this fruit or wood.(adjective)
An example of something cherry-colored are Santa Claus' cheeks.
See cherry in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. cherries
Origin: ME cheri < Anglo-Fr cherise (taken as pl.) < OFr cerise < VL *ceresia < Gr kerasion, cherry < kerasos, cherry tree < ? IE base *ker-; derived by the ancients from Cerasus, city on the Black Sea: the city's name is itself from the cherries grown in the area
See cherry in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. cher·ries
Origin: Middle English cheri
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman cherise
Origin: , variant of Old French cerise
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *ceresia
Origin: , from *cerasia
Origin: , from Greek kerasiā, cherry tree
Origin: , from kerasos.
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