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Definition of cherry:

  1. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry.
  2. A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus ( Which also includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony stone;
  3. Like a red cherry in color; ruddy; blooming; as, a cherry lip; cherry cheeks.
  4. 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).
  5. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors and flavors.
  6. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry, used in cabinetmaking, etc.
  7. 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).

Synonyms:

sanguine, red, crimson, ruby, cherry tree, cherry-colored, cerise, ruby-red, reddish, blooming, erubescent, carmine, rosy, bright red, florid, scarlet, violent, rubescent, bright, blood-red, rubicund, red-faced, claret, incarnadine, ruddy, light red, cherry red, reddened, chromatic.

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