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cher·ry

 (chĕr′ē)
n. pl. cher·ries
1.
a. Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Prunus of the rose family, especially the sweet cherry or the sour cherry, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having pink or white flowers and small juicy drupes.
b. The yellow, red, or blackish fruit of any of these plants.
c. The wood of any of these plants, especially the black cherry.
d. Any of various plants, such as the Barbados cherry or the cornelian cherry, having fruits resembling a cherry.
2. A moderate or strong red to purplish red.
3. Vulgar Slang The hymen considered as a symbol of virginity.
adj.
1. Containing or having the flavor of cherries.
2. Made of the wood of a cherry tree: a cherry cabinet.
3. Of a moderate or strong red to purplish red.

[Middle English cheri, from Anglo-Norman cherise, variant of Old French cerise, from Vulgar Latin *ceresia, from *cerasia, from Greek kerasiā, cherry tree, from kerasos.]

cherry

(ˈtʃɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any of several trees of the rosaceous genus Prunus, such as P. avium (sweet cherry), having a small fleshy rounded fruit containing a hard stone. See also bird cherry
2. (Cookery) the fruit or wood of any of these trees
3. (Forestry) the fruit or wood of any of these trees
4. (Plants) any of various unrelated plants, such as the ground cherry and Jerusalem cherry
5. (Colours)
a. a bright red colour; cerise
b. (as adjective): a cherry coat.
6. slang virginity or the hymen as its symbol
7. (Plants) (modifier) of or relating to the cherry fruit or wood: cherry tart.
[C14: back formation from Old English ciris (mistakenly thought to be plural), ultimately from Late Latin ceresia, perhaps from Latin cerasus cherry tree, from Greek kerasios]
ˈcherry-ˌlike adj

cher•ry

(ˈtʃɛr i)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. the fruit of any of various trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, consisting of a pulpy, globular drupe enclosing a one-seeded smooth stone.
2. the tree bearing such a fruit.
3. the reddish wood of the cherry tree, used in making furniture.
4. a bright red; cerise.
5. Slang: Usu. Vulgar.
a. the hymen.
b. virginity.
6. Slang.
a. something new or unused.
b. a novice.
adj.
7. bright red; cerise.
8. containing cherries or cherrylike flavoring.
9. Slang: Usu. Vulgar. sexually inexperienced; virginal.
10. Slang.
a. new or unused.
b. being a novice.
[1300–50; Middle English cheri, variant of chirie, back formation from Old English ciris- (taken for pl.) « Vulgar Latin *ceresium, for *cerasium (Latin cerasum) < Greek kerásion cherry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cherry - wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherrycherry - wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry
cherry tree, cherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.cherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stonecherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
cherry - a red fruit with a single hard stone
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
cherry - wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry
wild cherry tree, wild cherry - an uncultivated cherry tree
Prunus avium, sweet cherry - large Eurasian tree producing small dark bitter fruit in the wild but edible sweet fruit under cultivation
capulin, capulin tree, Prunus capuli - Mexican black cherry tree having edible fruit
Prunus cerasus, sour cherry, sour cherry tree - rather small Eurasian tree producing red to black acid edible fruit
Catalina cherry, Prunus lyonii - evergreen shrub or small tree found on Catalina Island (California)
flowering cherry - any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Prunus cultivated for their showy white or pink single or double blossoms
chokecherry tree, Prunus virginiana, chokecherry - a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
3.cherry - a red fruit with a single hard stone
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
black cherry, sweet cherry - any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh
Mexican black cherry, capulin - Mexican black cherry
sour cherry - acid cherries used for pies and preserves
cherry tree, cherry - any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
drupe, stone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
4.cherry - a red the color of ripe cherriescherry - a red the color of ripe cherries  
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Adj.1.cherry - of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
كَرَزكَرْز
вишначерешачерешов
cireracirerer
třešeňtřešně
kirsebær
KirscheniegelnagelneuKirsch
ĉerizarboĉerizkoloroĉerizoĉerizujodolĉa ĉerizo
kirsipuukirss
گیلاس
kirsikkakirsikkapuu
trešnja
cseresznye
kirsuberkirsuberjatrékirsuberjaviður
サクランボ
버찌
cerasum
trešnėvyšnia
ķirsis
kirsebærkirsebærtremorell
czereśniawiśniowy
čerešňa
češnja
körsbär
ผลเชอร์รี่
quả anh đào

cherry

[ˈtʃerɪ]
A. N (= fruit) → cereza f; (= tree, wood) → cerezo m
B. CPD [pie, jam] → de cereza
cherry brandy Naguardiente m de cerezas
cherry orchard Ncerezal m
cherry red Nrojo m cereza
cherry tree Ncerezo m

cherry

[ˈtʃɛri]
n
(= fruit) → cerise f
(= tree) → cerisier m
modif [jam, tart] → aux cerisescherry blossom nfleurs fpl de cerisiercherry-pick [ˈtʃɛripɪk] vttrier sur le voletcherry-red [ˈtʃɛrirɛd] adj(rouge) cerise invcherry tomato ntomate f cerise

cherry

nKirsche f; (= colour)Kirschrot nt; wild cherryVogelkirsche f; life isn’t exactly a bowl of cherries for her right nowdas Leben ist für sie im Moment kein Zuckerlecken
adj (colour) → kirschrot; (Cook) → Kirsch-

cherry

in cpdsKirsch-;
cherry blossom
nKirschblüte f
cherry bomb
n (US) → Knallerbse f
cherry brandy
nCherry Brandy m
cherry orchard
nKirschgarten m
cherry-pick (fig inf)
vtdie Rosinen herauspicken aus (inf)
visich (dat)die Rosinen herauspicken
cherry picker
n (= vehicle)Bockkran m
cherry-red
adjkirschrot
cherry tomato
nKirschtomate f, → Cherrytomate f

cherry

[ˈtʃɛrɪ]
1. n (fruit) → ciliegia; (cherry tree) → ciliegio
2. adj (pie, jam) → di ciliegie

cherry

(ˈtʃeri) plural ˈcherries noun
a type of small usually red fruit with a stone.

cherry

كَرْز třešeň kirsebær Kirsche κεράσι cereza kirsikka cerise trešnja ciliegia サクランボ 버찌 kers kirsebær czereśnia cereja вишня körsbär ผลเชอร์รี่ kiraz quả anh đào 樱桃
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Nothing exciting has happened for ever so long," said the Story Girl discontentedly, one late May evening, as we lingered under the wonderful white bloom of the cherry trees.
This way and that her yards were swung round; starboard and larboard, she continued to tack; now she beat against a head sea; and again it pushed her before it; while all the while, her masts and yards were thickly clustered with men, as three tall cherry trees, when the boys are cherrying among the boughs.
As for the robins' legs if robins have great, big, bare, sunburned legs, with ragged trousers hanging on 'em, such as I saw up in my cherry tree one morning at sunrise last week, I'll beg the Gilman boys' pardon.
Vienna's sister cities in Japan and various goodwill groups presented the cherry trees to Vienna, of which 999 had already been planted.
The hemlock hypothesis rivals the now widely-accepted theory, expounded by University of Kentucky scientists at an informational forum in Keeneland on May 24, that at least 1,200 early-foetal and near-term abortions reported recently among Kentucky mares were caused by cyanide from wild cherry trees.
The result is a sculpture garden featuring "Steel-Trees," four eight-foot-high yellow sculptures -- a modernistic impression of trees -- surrounded by real Quansan Cherry Trees and Pyramidal Junipers, in a courtyard with walkways and seating areas.
Cherry trees have carried the highest concentrations of the pest, although they show no symptoms.
When we learned about this generous gift from Japan, we knew right away that Capitol Park was the place for the cherry trees," said Secretary Caballero.
As for flowering cherry trees in Sewall Highway being taken down, perhaps they were old or diseased.
Participants can also purchase from among a collection of individual cherry trees suitable for their own backyard and climate, with a portion of every sale benefiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival .
There was also a very rare tree Catapli, which was especially brought from Florida for the opening ceremony - it is still there -and 23 cherry trees were eventually planted (one by each councillor).
Each of the cherry trees in the orchard were bought by relatives and friends of people who have passed away and today they will be able to pay their respects in a moving ceremony that will see traditional Japanese lanterns floated on the pond in their memory.