Definition of maraschino cherry in English:

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maraschino cherry

Pronunciation: /ˌmerəˈSHēˌnō ˌCHerē/ Pronunciation: /ˌmerəˈskēˌnō ˌCHerē/


A cherry preserved in maraschino or maraschino-flavored syrup.
Example sentences
  • The secret, he tells me, is to use decent bourbon rather than the more traditional rye, and he garnishes the drink with a twist of lemon and a fresh blackberry, rather than the red-dye-infused maraschino cherry from days of yore.
  • I popped the maraschino cherry on the top of the banana split into my mouth and stared at the door.
  • A huge-brimmed glass contained the drink, which was topped with a very generous portion of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, which I promptly lost in the swirling foam of rum and coconut and never saw again.

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Syllabification: mar·a·schi·no cher·ry

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