maraschino cherry

noun
a cherry cooked in colored syrup and flavored with maraschino, used to garnish desserts, cocktails, etc.

Origin:
1900–05

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maraschino cherry
 
n
a cherry preserved in maraschino or an imitation of this liqueur, used as a garnish

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With these simple legumes come a brace of blubbery frankfurters with skin as enthusiastically red as a maraschino cherry.
The dessert that evening at the facility was pudding with a maraschino cherry garnish.
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