noun (plural cherries)
- 1A small, soft round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red: a bowl of cherries [as modifier]: cherry pieMore 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 kinds being derived from the sweet (or wild) cherry (P. avium) and the sour (or morello) 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.
- 2.1 (also cherrywood) [mass noun] The 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 unrelated plants with fruits similar to those of the cherry tree, 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.
- 3 [mass noun] A bright deep red colour: [as modifier]: her mouth was a bright cherry red she pulled up the collar of her cherry wool coatMore 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 bite at the cherry
- British An attempt or opportunity to do something: the team had victory snatched from their grasp, and could well have had their last bite at the cherryMore example sentences
- Virgin Blue, Australia's second biggest carrier will get a bite at the cherry ahead of Singapore.
- Yes of course we're going to buy it but a demo gives us a bite at the cherry a few days/weeks or whatever before we grab it off the shelves.
- If you want the domain you should use every leverage you can to prevent anybody else having a bite at the cherry.
a bowl of cherries
- [usually with negative] A very pleasant or enjoyable situation or experience: life isn’t exactly 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.
the cherry on the cake (or on top)
- A desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good: the car is faster than a Ferrari, but the cherry on the cake is the priceMore example sentences
- Such gripes, though, are minor, as this is but the cherry on the cake, the cake in question being next year's fifth album proper.
- Perfect use of lighting, scenography and projections emphasised slick performances by a formidable cast and an evocative musical score was the cherry on the cake.
- This one was the cherry on the cake for L: he loved it.
More definitions of cherryDefinition of cherry in:
- The US English dictionary