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cherry pie

any of several plants having flowers with an odor suggestive of cherries, as the heliotrope.
Origin of cherry pie
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Historical Examples
  • Heliotrope or cherry-pie (Heliotropium peruvianum) is a well-known garden plant.

  • But one of Fred's grand coup-d'oeils was the affair of the cherry-pie.

  • To this day the smell of "cherry-pie," one element only, reminds me of the place and nothing else.

    The Retrospect Ada Cambridge
  • On the roof Keith's pigeons sat cooing amiably; the mingled sweetness of 'cherry-pie' and mignonette filled the warm air.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • They had a cherry-pie, besides some currant-wine, And every guest brought something, that sumptuous they might dine.

  • cherry-pie was a standing dish at our house with which to celebrate the Declaration of Independence.

  • The servants had all gone out for a holiday, no dinner was cooked, and the sole dependence was on the cherry-pie.

British Dictionary definitions for cherry-pie


a widely planted garden heliotrope, Heliotropium peruvianum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for cherry-pie

cherry pie

noun phrase

  1. Something easily done or gotten; piece of cake
  2. Money easily obtained (Circus) (1950s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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