World English Dictionary
cherry (ˈtʃɛrɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  See also bird cherry any of several trees of the rosaceous genus Prunus, such as P. avium (sweet cherry), having a small fleshy rounded fruit containing a hard stone
2.  the fruit or wood of any of these trees
3.  any of various unrelated plants, such as the ground cherry and Jerusalem cherry
4.  a.  a bright red colour; cerise
 b.  (as adjective): a cherry coat
5.  slang virginity or the hymen as its symbol
6.  (modifier) of or relating to the cherry fruit or wood: cherry tart
[C14: back formation from Old English ciris (mistakenly thought to be plural), ultimately from Late Latin ceresia, perhaps from Latin cerasus cherry tree, from Greek kerasios]

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