- moderate to deep red.
Origin of cerise
From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at cherry
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Examples from the Web for cerise
Send to Cerise and tell her that I say she is to build you one immediately.Nell, of Shorne Mills
Cerise, a French name for a colour, is really the same as our cherry.Chatterbox, 1906
From thence I repaired to Toulon, and found my dear Cerise as beautiful and as fond as ever.
“I tell you again, Huckaback; I wish to have no more of Cerise,” cried the pacha.
Cerise looked at me for one moment, screamed, and fell lifeless on the floor.
- a moderate to dark red colour
- (as adjective)a cerise scarf
C19: from French: cherry
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Word Origin and History for cerise
shade of red, 1858, from French cerise, from rouge-cerise "cherry-red," from cerise "cherry" (see cherry).
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