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maraschino cherry

noun
1.
a cherry cooked in colored syrup and flavored with maraschino, used to garnish desserts, cocktails, etc.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples for maraschino cherry
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for maraschino cherry

maraschino cherry

noun
1.
a cherry preserved in maraschino or an imitation of this liqueur, used as a garnish
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