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 (sə-rēs′, -rēz′)
A deep to vivid purplish red.

[French, from Old French, cherry; see cherry.]

ce·rise′ adj.


(səˈriːz; -ˈriːs)
a. a moderate to dark red colour
b. (as adjective): a cerise scarf.
[C19: from French: cherry]


(səˈris, -ˈriz)

adj., n.
moderate to deep red.
[1855–60; < French; see cherry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerise - a red the color of ripe cherriescerise - a red the color of ripe cherries  
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Adj.1.cerise - 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


A. ADJ(de) color de cereza
B. Ncereza f


[səˈriːz səˈriːs]
adj(couleur) cerise
nrouge m cerise


adjkirschrot, cerise pred
nKirschrot nt
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Yet anon it would rise again, a mere mote dancing in the dim gray distance, drifting towards a purple island, beneath a fading western sky, streaked with dead gold and cerise.
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