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maraschino cherry

noun
1.
a cherry cooked in colored syrup and flavored with maraschino, used to garnish desserts, cocktails, etc.
Origin of maraschino cherry
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • A maraschino cherry is placed on the very top of each service.

  • Serve in punch glasses with a maraschino cherry in the center of each.

    Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce
  • Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each, pierce with a candy arrow, and pour a thickened cherry syrup around for a sauce.

    Cookery for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry in the center and a mint leaf on each side.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Sprinkle with salt, arrange on each portion a slice of pineapple, four white cherries, four pecan nuts and one maraschino cherry.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Vanilla ice cream or any fancy cream that is white, served in champagne glasses topped with a maraschino cherry.

    Games For All Occasions Mary E. Blain
  • Frost the tarts rather thickly, and stick either a shred of citron, a quarter of maraschino cherry, or half a nut in the middle.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

    Martha McCulloch Williams
  • Decorate each apple with a candied or maraschino cherry and serve with sweet wafers.

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British Dictionary definitions for maraschino cherry

maraschino cherry

noun
1.
a cherry preserved in maraschino or an imitation of this liqueur, used as a garnish
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