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[German : Kirsche, cherry (from Middle High German kirse, kirsche, from Old High German kirsa, from Vulgar Latin *ceresia; see cherry) + Wasser, water (from Middle High German, from Old High German wassar; see wed- in Indo-European roots).]
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