Definition of cherry adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃeri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri//
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(also cherry red) bright red in colour cherry lips Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Northern French cherise, from medieval Latin ceresia, based on Greek kerasos ‘cherry tree, cherry’. The final -s was lost because cherise was interpreted as plural (compare with pea).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cherry