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cherry

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cherries of varying degrees of ripeness
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English

Etymology

Anglo-Norman cherise, from Old Norse, from Ancient Greek κερασός (kerasos), cherry tree).

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Noun

Singular
cherry

Plural
cherries

cherry (cherries)
  1. A small fruit, usually red, black or yellow, with a smooth hard seed and a short hard stem.
  2. A tree or shrub that bears cherries.
  3. The wood of a cherry tree.
  4. (color) cherry red
  5. (slang) virginity, particularly of a woman.

Usage notes

Cherry includes, but is not limited to, the following species, of the genus Prunus: avium, cerasus, mahaleb, mazzard, pennsylvannica, pumila, serotina, serrulata, and virginiana. Prunus also includes plums.

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Usage notes

Cherry includes, but is not limited to, the following species, of the genus prunus: avium, cerasus, mahaleb, mazzard, pennsylvannica, pumila, serotina, serrulata, and virginiana. Prunus also includes plums.

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Containing or having the taste of cherries.
  2. (color) Of a bright red colour.
  3. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In excellent condition; mint condition.
    • 2003, John Morgan Wilson, Blind Eye, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312309198, p. 108
      A few years earlier, I'd restored my ’65 Mustang convertible to cherry condition—fire engine red, with matching tuck-and-roll—and I wasn't surprised that it drew attention.

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