cerise

[suh-rees, -reez]

adjective, noun

moderate to deep red.

Nearby words

  1. ceric oxide,
  2. ceriferous,
  3. ceriman,
  4. cerinic acid,
  5. ceriph,
  6. cerium,
  7. cerium metal,
  8. cerium metals,
  9. cerlox,
  10. cermet

Origin of cerise

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at cherry

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British Dictionary definitions for cerise

cerise

noun

  1. a moderate to dark red colour
  2. (as adjective)a cerise scarf

Word Origin for cerise

C19: from French: cherry

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Word Origin and History for cerise

cerise

n.

shade of red, 1858, from French cerise, from rouge-cerise "cherry-red," from cerise "cherry" (see cherry).

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