noun (plural cherries)
- 1A small, round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red. See also maraschino cherry.More example sentences
- His mother would place a bowl of bright red cherries or shiny pistachios before us and we picked at the food as we chatted lazily.
- In 1920, Midwestern states produced a variety of crops such as apples, cherries, grapes, tomatoes, potatoes, and strawberries.
- My snack is Granny Smith apples, grapes or cherries and low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese.
- 2 (also cherry tree) The tree that bears the cherry.
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- 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)
- Nylon netting draped over your cherry tree or blueberry bushes will keep birds away.
- You might for example, plant pale violet tulips at the base of a pink-flowering cherry tree.
- Looking out across the pond one sees a cherry tree in palest pink, and, farther away, the glistening white trunks of an old birch tree.
- 2.1The wood of the cherry tree.More example sentences
- Upstairs, the master bedroom features a maple floor and fitted cherrywood wardrobes, while the remaining three bedrooms also have fitted wardrobes.
- The cherrywood handle scales are very pleasing to the eye.
- She gripped the round top of the cherry bedpost that her father had fashioned so carefully.
- 2.2Used in names of plants unrelated to the cherry but with similar fruits, e.g., cornelian cherry.More example sentences
- In 1922 Japanese cherries were planted in Sparkes Gully but in 1923 it was decided that all future plantings should be indigenous to South Australia.
- Where resistance to oak root fungus is needed, try bush anemone, Catalina cherry, or spice bush.
- 3A bright or deep red color: [as modifier]: her mouth was a bright cherry redMore example sentences
- When purchasing red meat the flesh should be firm, cherry red in colour and finely grained.
- She had a movie-star smile completed with cherry red lips and bright alabaster teeth.
- I yelled, my cheeks taking their cherry red colouring again.
a bowl of cherries
- [usually with negative] A pleasant or enjoyable situation or experience: being in the band isn’t a bowl of cherriesMore example sentences
- My life hasn't been, as Mary Jane would put it, a bowl of cherries.
- Until that day, life had been a bowl of cherries with few pits.
- History tells us that life as a rock star is far from a bowl of cherries.
More definitions of cherryDefinition of cherry in:
- The British & World English dictionary