Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CHERRY

Pronunciation:  'cheree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a red the color of ripe cherries
  2. [n]  fruit with a single hard stone
  3. [n]  any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood
  4. [n]  wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry
  5. [adj]  having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

CHERRY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blood-red, carmine, cerise, cerise, cherry red, cherry tree, cherry-red, chromatic, crimson, red, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet
 See Also: black cherry, capulin, capulin, capulin tree, Catalina cherry, cherry, cherry, cherry tree, chokecherry, chokecherry tree, drupe, edible fruit, flowering cherry, fruit tree, genus Prunus, Mexican black cherry, Prunus, Prunus avium, Prunus capuli, Prunus cerasus, Prunus lyonii, Prunus virginiana, red, redness, sour cherry, sour cherry, sour cherry tree, stone fruit, sweet cherry, sweet cherry, wild cherry, wild cherry tree, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cher"ry\, n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf.
    AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry
    tree, Gr. ?, perh. fr. ? horn, from the hardness of the
    1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Prunus} (Which also
       includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony
       (a) The common garden cherry ({Prunus Cerasus}), of which
           several hundred varieties are cultivated for the
           fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart,
           black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke
           (corrupted from M['e]doc in France).
       (b) The wild cherry; as, {Prunus serotina} (wild black
           cherry), valued for its timber; {P. Virginiana} (choke
           cherry), an American shrub which bears astringent
           fruit; {P. avium} and {P. Padus}, European trees (bird
    2. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors
       and flavors.
    3. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry,
       used in cabinetmaking, etc.
    4. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry.
    {Barbadoes cherry}. See under {Barbadoes}.
    {Cherry bird} (Zo["o]l.), an American bird; the cedar bird;
       -- so called from its fondness for cherries.
    {Cherry bounce}, cherry brandy and sugar.
    {Cherry brandy}, brandy in which cherries have been steeped.
    {Cherry laurel} (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Prunus
       Lauro-cerasus}) common in shrubberies, the poisonous
       leaves of which have a flavor like that of bitter almonds.
    {Cherry pepper} (Bot.), a species of {Capsicum} ({C.
       cerasiforme}), with small, scarlet, intensely piquant
       cherry-shaped fruit.
    {Cherry pit}.
       (a) A child's play, in which cherries are thrown into a
           hole. --Shak.
       (b) A cherry stone.
    {Cherry rum}, rum in which cherries have been steeped.
    {Cherry sucker} (Zo["o]l.), the European spotted flycatcher
       ({Musicapa grisola}); -- called also {cherry chopper}
       {cherry snipe}.
    {Cherry tree}, a tree that bears cherries.
    {Ground cherry}, {Winter cherry}, See {Alkekengi}.
  2. \Cher"ry\ (ch[e^]r"r[y^]), a.
    Like a red cherry in color; ruddy; blooming; as, a cherry
    lip; cherry cheeks.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing cherries in your dream, symbolizes honesty and truthfulness or sweetness and good fortune. Seeing a cherry tree in your dream, represents luck, spring, femininity, and youth.