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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: cherise (taken as plural), from Late Latin ceresia, from Latin cerasus 'cherry tree', from Greek kerasos

cherry

noun
     
cherry
Related topics: Colours, Plants
cher‧ry S3 plural cherries
1 [countable]HBP a small round red or black fruit with a long thin stem and a stone in the middle:
a bunch of cherries
cherry pie
2
a) [countable] also cherry tree the tree on which this fruit grows
b) [uncountable] also cherrywoodTI the wood of this tree, used for making furniture
3CC [uncountable] also cherry red a bright red colour
cherry adjective

➔ another bite/a second bite at the cherry

at bite2 (8)

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