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Definition of Cherry


  1. A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus (Which also includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony stone;
  2. The common garden cherry (Prunus Cerasus), of which several hundred varieties are cultivated for the fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart, black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke (corrupted from Medoc in France).
  3. The wild cherry; as, Prunus serotina (wild black cherry), valued for its timber; P. Virginiana (choke cherry), an American shrub which bears astringent fruit; P. avium and P. Padus, European trees (bird cherry).
  4. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors and flavors.
  5. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry, used in cabinetmaking, etc.
  6. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry.
  7. Like a red cherry in color; ruddy; blooming; as, a cherry lip; cherry cheeks.
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Cherry Translations

cherry in Dutch is kers
cherry in Finnish is kirsikka
cherry in French is cerise
cherry in German is Kirsche
cherry in Italian is ciliegia
cherry in Portuguese is cereja
cherry in Spanish is cereza