Complete Definition of "cherry"

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Image:Prunus avium1.jpg|thumb|cherries of varying degrees of ripeness
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈʧɐɹi/
audio|en-us-cherry.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛri|-ɛri

Etymology
From Greek κερασός - kerasos, cherry tree; from Greek κέρας - keras, horn.

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun|cherr|ies

  1. a small fruit, usually red, black or yellow, with a smooth hard seed and a short hard stem.
  2. <!--NTree-->a tree or shrub that bears cherries.
  3. <!--NWood-->the wood of a cherry tree.
  4. <!--NColour-->(colour) a bright red color|colour

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  1. (slang) virginity, particularly of a woman.

Usage notes
Cherry includes, but is not limited to, the following species, of the genus Prunus: avium, cerasus, mahaleb, mazzard, pennsylvannica, pumila, serotina, serrulata, and virginiana. Prunus also includes plums.

Translations
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Arabic: كرز f
Bosnian: trešnja#Bosnian|trešnja f (sweet cherry), višnja#Bosnian|višnja f (sour cherry)
Breton: kerez collective noun kerezenn singular f
Bulgarian череша (čereša) f (sweet cherry), вишна (višna) f (sour cherry)
Catalan: cirera f
Chinese: 樱桃
Croatian: trešnja#Croatian|trešnja f (sweet cherry), višnja#Croatian|višnja f (sour cherry)
Czech: t+|cs|třešně|f
Danish: kirsebær n
Dutch: kers f, kriek f
Esperanto: t-|eo|ĉerizo|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|merizo|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|dolĉa ĉerizo|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|grioto|xsEsperanto
Estonian: kirss
Finnish: t+|fi|kirsikka
French: t+|fr|cerise|f
Galician: cereixa f
German: t+|de|Kirsche|f
Greek: κεράσι [ce̞ˈrasi] n
Hebrew: דובדבן (duvdevan) m
Hungarian: t+|hu|cseresznye
Icelandic: t+|is|kirsuber|n
Ido: cerizo
Interlingua: ceresia
Irish: silín m
Italian: t+|it|ciliegia|f
Japanese: チェリー (cherī) (dark cherry), さくらんぼ (sakuranbo) (Japanese cherry)
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Korean: 버찌 (bŏ-jji)
Kurdish: t|ku|gêlaz|f, t+|ku|گێلاس|sc=KUchar
Latin: cerasum n
Lithuanian: vyšnia f
Maltese: t-|mt|cirasa|f|xs=Maltese
Norwegian: kirsebær n
Polish: czereśnia f (sweet cherry), wiśnia f (sour cherry)
Portuguese: t+|pt|cereja|f
Romanian: cireaşă f (sweet cherry), vişină f (sour cherry)
Russian: черешня (čerešnǎ) f (sweet cherry), вишня (višnǎ) f (sour cherry)
Scottish Gaelic: siris(t) f
Serbian:

Sicilian: cirasa f
Slovak: t-|sk|čerešňa|f
Slovene: češnja f (sweet cherry), višnja f (sour cherry)
Spanish: t-|es|cereza|f, t+|es|guinda|f
Swedish: körsbär n, bigarrå
Tamil: சேலாப்பழம்
Thai: เชอร์รี่
Turkish: t+|tr|kiraz
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trans-top|tree
Bosnian: trešnja#Bosnian|trešnja f (sweet cherry), višnja#Bosnian|višnja f (sour cherry)
Breton: kerezenn f -ed p
Bulgarian череша (čereša) f (sweet cherry), вишна (višna) f (sour cherry)
Catalan: cirerer m
Chinese: 櫻桃樹
Croatian: trešnja#Croatian|trešnja f (sweet cherry), višnja#Croatian|višnja f (sour cherry)
Czech: t+|cs|třešeň|f
Dutch: kerselaar m, kriekenboom f
Esperanto: t-|eo|ĉerizarbo|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|ĉerizujo|xsEsperanto
Estonian: t-|et|kirsipuu
Finnish: t+|fi|kirsikkapuu
French: t+|fr|cerisier|m
Galician: cerdeira f
Greek: κέρασος [ˈce̞raˌso̞s] f, κερασιά [ce̞raˈsça] f
Ancient Greek: κερασός m
Hebrew: עץ דובדבן ('etz duvdevan) m
Icelandic: t-|is|kirsuberjatré|n
Interlingua: ceresiero
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Irish: crann silíní m
Italian: t+|it|ciliegio|m
Japanese: 桜 (sakura)
Kurdish: KUchar|دار گێلاس
Latin: cerasus f
Lithuanian: vyšnia f
Portuguese: t+|pt|cerejeira|f
Russian: вишня (višnǎ) f, сакура (sakura) f (japanese cherry)
Serbian:

Sicilian: cirasaru m
Slovene: češnja f (sweet cherry), višnja f (sour cherry)
Spanish: cerezo m (Prunus avium), guindo m (Prunus cerasus)
Swedish: körsbärsträd, körsbär
Turkish: kiraz ağacı
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trans-top|wood
Breton: kerezeg f -i / -où p
Dutch: kersenhout n
Greek: κερασιά [ce̞raˈsça] f
Hebrew: עץ דובדבן ('etz duvdevan)
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Icelandic: t-|is|kirsuberjaviður|m
Russian: t+|ru|вишня|f|trvišnǎ|scCyrl
Swedish: körsbärsträ, körsbär
Turkish: kiraz kerestesi
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trans-top|color
Bulgarian черешов (čerešov) m
Catalan: cirera f
Esperanto: t-|eo|ĉerizkoloro|xs=Esperanto
Greek: κερασί [ce̞raˈsi] n, κερασένιο [ce̞raˈse̞ɲo̞] n, άλικο [ˈaliˌko̞] n
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Lithuanian: vyšninis m
Russian: вишневый (višnevyĭ)
Swedish: körsbärsfärgad, körsbär
Turkish: kiraz rengi
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Usage notes
Cherry includes, but is not limited to, the following species, of the genus prunus: avium, cerasus, mahaleb, mazzard, pennsylvannica, pumila, serotina, serrulata, and virginiana. Prunus also includes plums.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. <!--AdjFlavour-->containing or having the taste of cherries.
  2. <!--AdjColour-->(colour) of a bright red colour.
  3. informal|often|of cars In excellent condition; mint condition.

#* 2003, John Morgan Wilson, Blind Eye, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312309198, p. 108
#*: A few years earlier, I'd restored my ’65 Mustang convertible to cherry condition—fire engine red, with matching tuck-and-roll—and I wasn't surprised that it drew attention.

Translations
<!--AdjFlavour-->flavour

Czech: třešňový
Dutch: met kersensmaak, kersen-
Esperanto: ĉeriza
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Lithuanian: vyšninis m
Russian: вишневый (višnevyĭ)
Swedish: med körsbärssmak

<!--AdjColour-->colour

Dutch: kersen-
Esperanto: ĉerizkolora
Lithuanian: vyšninis m
mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|cereja
Russian: вишневый (višnevyĭ)
Swedish: körsbärsfärgad

Translations to be checked
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<!--Remove this section once all of the translations below have been moved into the tables above.-->
ttbc|Arabic: كرز (krz)
ttbc|Interlingua: ceresia
vişiniu (color)
ttbc|Volapük: cel

Derived terms
top3
Barbados cherry
w:black cherry|black cherry
w:cherry birch|cherry birch
w:cherry bomb|cherry bomb
w:cherry brandy|cherry brandy
w:cherry laurel|cherry laurel
w:cherry picker|cherry picker
w:cherry pie|cherry pie
w:cherry plum|cherry plum
cherry red
mid3
w:cherry tomato|cherry tomato
cherry-pick
cherrystone
cherrywood
chokecherry
cornelian cherry
w:fire cherry|fire cherry
w:ground cherry|ground cherry
w:heart cherry|heart cherry
w:Jerusalem cherry|Jerusalem cherry
mid3
w:mahaleb cherry|Mahaleb cherry
w:maraschino cherry|maraschino cherry
w:mazzard cherry|mazzard cherry
w:pin cherry|pin cherry
pop someone's cherry
w:sand cherry|sand cherry
w:sour cherry|sour cherry
w:sweet cherry|sweet cherry
:wild cherry
w:winter cherry|winter cherry

Related terms
cerise

See also
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black birch
Chinese lantern
gean
kirsch
mid3
marasca
morello
myrobalan
oxheart
mid3
sweet birch
tomatillo
tommyto
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Category:Reds
Category:Trees
Category:Woods

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