the fruit of any of various trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, consisting of a pulpy, globular drupe enclosing a one-seeded smooth stone.
the tree bearing such a fruit.
the wood of such a tree.
any of various fruits or plants resembling the cherry.
bright red; cerise.
Slang: Often Vulgar.
the state of virginity.
something new or unused.
Underworld Slang. a first offender.
Bowling. the striking down of only the forward pin or pins in attempting to make a spare.
(of food and beverages) made with or containing cherries or cherrylike flavoring: cherry pie; cherry soda.
(of furniture, woodwork, etc.) made of or covered or decorated with wood from the cherry tree.
Slang: Often Vulgar. being a virgin.
new or unused: a three-year-old car in cherry condition.
inexperienced; being an innocent novice.
- cher·ry·like, adjective
- chérie, cherry
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How to use cherry in a sentence
This was the case when they were first introduced, making them something businesses considered to be the cherry on top of their SEO efforts, which is still largely the case.Data-backed insights on featured snippet optimization | A.J. Ghergich | February 26, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
To make BLTs in the winter, I pick up a pint of cherry or grape tomatoes and roast them.How to make a wonderful BLT with out-of-season tomatoes | Daniela Galarza | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Although I have searched three times, I still can’t find any remnants of that cherry tree he purportedly chopped down.
It has the classic chianti flavors of dried cherry and cocoa from the sangiovese grape, with hints of rosemary and sage.This chianti will put you under the Tuscan sun and ground you with earthy flavors, too | Dave McIntyre | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
With the instructor cherry-picking waves, and pushing you into those waves, all you have to do is hoist yourself off the deck and survive that rocky transition, and your work is basically done.
No more allowing people to justify their bigotry by spouting a cherry-picked Bible verse.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen | Parker Molloy | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Brazen cherry-picking of the information in this story inspired a flood of “Bush Was Right All Along!”
It was a massive hit, and the safety-pin dress a brilliant cartoonish cherry on top of it.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress | Tim Teeman | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In time they moved into a big house near New York, which they called cherry Orchard.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine | Tom Arnold-Forster | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But he had later received a call from the cherry Creek School District saying she was not in class.
cherry-tree stems, under the name of agriots, constitute a specialty of Austrian manufacture.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Others again will be found of a fine red, having something of a most lovely light cherry tint.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
There was then a great deal of old timber about the place and a long avenue of oaks, besides three large cherry orchards.Birds of Guernsey (1879) | Cecil Smith
It was all cherry satin and white lace, the furniture lilliputian, to match the proportions of the room and the lady.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
I want Mis' Calvert to taste it, an' when she does she'll say she never knew before what cherry pie could be!Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for cherry
any of several trees of the rosaceous genus Prunus, such as P. avium (sweet cherry), having a small fleshy rounded fruit containing a hard stone: See also bird cherry
the fruit or wood of any of these trees
any of various unrelated plants, such as the ground cherry and Jerusalem cherry
a bright red colour; cerise
(as adjective): a cherry coat
slang virginity or the hymen as its symbol
(modifier) of or relating to the cherry fruit or wood: cherry tart
- cherry-like, adjective
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