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cerise

[suh-rees, -reez]
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adjective, noun
  1. 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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Related Words for cerise

rose, flaming, maroon, glowing, cardinal, crimson, coral, wine, blooming, cerise, claret, pink, cherry, sanguine, carmine, brick, blush, rust, copper, russet

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Historical Examples of cerise

  • Send to Cerise and tell her that I say she is to build you one immediately.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • Cerise, a French name for a colour, is really the same as our cherry.

  • “I tell you again, Huckaback; I wish to have no more of Cerise,” cried the pacha.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

    Frederick Marryat

  • Cerise looked at me for one moment, screamed, and fell lifeless on the floor.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

    Frederick Marryat

  • From thence I repaired to Toulon, and found my dear Cerise as beautiful and as fond as ever.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for cerise

cerise

noun
    1. a moderate to dark red colour
    2. (as adjective)a cerise scarf
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Word Origin for cerise

C19: from French: cherry
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Word Origin and History for cerise

n.

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

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