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Noun: cherry  che-ree
  1. A red fruit with a single hard stone
     
  2. Wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry
     
  3. Any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce valuable hardwood
    - cherry tree
     
  4. A red the colour of ripe cherries
    - cerise, cherry red
     
  5. (informal) someone's virginity, esp. a woman
Adjective: cherry  che-ree
  1. Of a colour at the end of the colour spectrum (next to orange); resembling the colour of blood, cherries, tomatoes or rubies
    "The picture would come through dark with a cherry tinge";
    - red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet, reddy, rufescent

Derived forms: cherries

See also: chromatic

Type of: drupe, edible fruit, fruit tree, red, redness, stone fruit, wood

Part of: genus Prunus, Prunus

Encyclopedia: Cherry, IL