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cerise

[suh-rees, -reez] /səˈris, -ˈriz/
adjective, noun
1.
moderate to deep red.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French; see cherry
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British Dictionary definitions for cerise

cerise

/səˈriːz; -ˈriːs/
noun
1.
  1. a moderate to dark red colour
  2. (as adjective): a cerise scarf
Word Origin
C19: from French: cherry
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Word Origin and History for cerise
n.

shade of red, 1858, from French cerise, from rouge-cerise "cherry-red," from cerise "cherry" (see cherry).

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