cherry pie

Origin of cherry pie

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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


  1. a widely planted garden heliotrope, Heliotropium peruvianum
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