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Definition of "cherry" []

  • Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Prunus, especially P. avium or P. cerasus, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having pink or white flowers and small juicy drupes. (noun)
  • The yellow, red, or blackish fruit of any of these plants. (noun)
  • The wood of any of these plants, especially black cherry. (noun)
  • Any of various plants, such as the Barbados cherry or the cornelian cherry, having fruits resembling a cherry. (noun)
  • A moderate or strong red to purplish red. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cherry" in a sentence
  • "* Sprays Nick's afro and puts a cherry on top of it* At least I'm not a human dessert - thing * laughs* Nick: * eats the cherry* Fine."
  • "There are other Torani flavors you can experiment with if you want the eau without the menthe (the cherry is actually pretty good)."
  • "But if by the word cherry you mean an unknown nature, distinct from all those sensible qualities, and by its existence something distinct from its being perceived; then, indeed, I own, neither you nor I, nor any one else, can be sure it exists."