Definition of Cherry

1. Noun. Wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry.

Substance meronyms: Cherry Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood

2. Adjective. Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies.

3. Noun. Any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood.

4. Noun. A red fruit with a single hard stone.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit, Drupe, Stone Fruit
Specialized synonyms: Black Cherry, Sweet Cherry, Capulin, Mexican Black Cherry, Sour Cherry
Group relationships: Cherry Tree

5. Noun. A red the color of ripe cherries.
Exact synonyms: Cerise, Cherry Red
Generic synonyms: Red, Redness
Derivative terms: Cerise

Definition of Cherry

1. n. A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus (Which also includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony stone;

2. a. Like a red cherry in color; ruddy; blooming; as, a cherry lip; cherry cheeks.

Definition of Cherry

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=English), a pet form of Charity, also interpreted as a flower name. ¹

2. Noun. (soccer) someone connected with w:AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

3. Noun. A small fruit, usually red, black or yellow, with a smooth hard seed and a short hard stem. ¹

4. Noun. A tree or shrub that bears cherries. ¹

5. Noun. The wood of a cherry tree. ¹

6. Noun. cherry red ¹

7. Noun. (slang) Virginity, particularly of a woman. ¹

8. Noun. (graph theory) A subtree consisting of a node with exactly two leaves. ¹

9. Adjective. Containing or having the taste of cherries. ¹

10. Adjective. Of a bright red colour. ¹

11. Adjective. (informal often of cars) In excellent condition; mint condition. ¹

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Definition of Cherry

1. a fruit [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cherry

chernozemic soil
cherry (current term)
cherry-red spot
cherry-red spot myoclonus syndrome
cherry-tree gum
cherry Bakewell tart
cherry Bakewell tarts
cherry angioma
cherry apple

Literary usage of Cherry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"cherry is said (Monthly Mirror, February 1804) to have been of quaker descent. ... cherry s plays are moderately well | constructed, but have small literary ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"cherry-drying has never seemed warranted on a large scale, because of the large amount of labor required to the pound of product; and the grower has had no ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1906)
"But I took no Copy of this Catalogue, but left it with Mr. cherry, ... Madam, Last Week I saw Madam cherry, whom I had not seen for many Years before. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"De Bray) is often severe in the sour cherry, but can be checked by thorough ... —The sweet cherry is liable to a fatal injury from sun-scald in the south ..."

5. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"The chief value, however, of this cherry is its wood. It is beautiful enough when polished to compete in popularity with mahogany and rosewood. ..."

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