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cerise

[ suh-rees, -reez ]
/ səˈris, -ˈriz /
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adjective, noun

moderate to deep red.

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Origin of cerise

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at cherry
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British Dictionary definitions for cerise

cerise
/ (səˈriːz, -ˈriːs) /

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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