cherry pie



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. 2019

Examples from the Web for cherry-pie

Historical Examples of cherry-pie

  • But one of Fred's grand coup-d'oeils was the affair of the cherry-pie.

  • On the roof Keith's pigeons sat cooing amiably; the mingled sweetness of 'cherry-pie' and mignonette filled the warm air.

    Anxious Audrey

    Mabel Quiller-Couch

  • To this day the smell of "cherry-pie," one element only, reminds me of the place and nothing else.

    The Retrospect

    Ada Cambridge

  • They had a cherry-pie, besides some currant-wine, And every guest brought something, that sumptuous they might dine.

  • Cherry-pie was a standing dish at our house with which to celebrate the Declaration of Independence.

British Dictionary definitions for cherry-pie



a widely planted garden heliotrope, Heliotropium peruvianum
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