cherry pie

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  1. any of several plants having flowers with an odor suggestive of cherries, as the heliotrope.

Origin of cherry pie

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cherry pie in a sentence

  • In October 2010, the archbishop was hit with a cherry pie during a service at a Brussels cathedral.

  • The pleasure from doughnuts, cherry pie, and “damn fine” coffee sat hauntingly beside the continual threat of violence.

    Twin Peaks' Strange Reunion | Jace Lacob | November 30, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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
  • Mis' Spencer, you set that cherry pie o' yourn on this particular spot an' figure of this table-cloth!

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • If only I had a piece of cherry pie now, or an ice cream cone, or a bit of bread and butter and jam I would be all right.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
  • "Indeed it will," agreed Uncle Wiggily, and he wished he was hungry then and there, because he just loved cherry pie.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
  • "cherry pie," murmured Mr. Thorne, who was apparently eating his breakfast in a sort of waking dream.

    Living on a Little | Caroline French Benton

British Dictionary definitions for cherry-pie


  1. a widely planted garden heliotrope, Heliotropium peruvianum

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