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noun (plural cherries)
1a small, round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red. See also maraschino cherry. 2 (also cherry tree) the tree that bears the cherry.
- Genus Prunus, family Rosaceae: several species, the edible fruits being derived from the mazzard (or sweet) cherry (P. avium) and the morello (or sour) cherry (P. cerasus)
the wood of the cherry tree. used in names of plants unrelated to the cherry but with similar fruits, e.g., cornelian cherry. 3a bright or deep red color: [as modifier]:her mouth was a bright cherry red 4 [in singular] vulgar slang the hymen, as representing a woman’s virginity.