cerise

cerise

[suh-rees, -reez]
adjective, noun
moderate to deep red.

Origin:
1855–60; < French; see cherry

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cerise (səˈriːz, -ˈriːs)
 
n
a.  a moderate to dark red colour
 b.  (as adjective): a cerise scarf
 
[C19: from French: cherry]

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