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6 definitions found
 for Cherry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bob \Bob\, v. i.
     1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up
        and down; to play loosely against anything. "Bobbing and
        courtesying." --Thackeray.
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     2. To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3.
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              He ne'er had learned the art to bob
              For anything but eels.                --Saxe.
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     To bob at an apple, cherry, etc. to attempt to bite or
        seize with the mouth an apple, cherry, or other round
        fruit, while it is swinging from a string or floating in a
        tug of water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cherry \Cher"ry\ (ch[e^]r"r[y^]), a.
     Like a red cherry in color; ruddy; blooming; as, a cherry
     lip; cherry cheeks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cherry \Cher"ry\ (ch[e^]r"r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr.
     F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L.
     cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn,
     from the hardness of the wood.]
     1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus (Which also
        includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony
        stone;
        (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; Prunus Virginiana
            (choke cherry), an American shrub which bears
            astringent fruit; Prunus avium and Prunus Padus,
            European trees (bird cherry).
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     2. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors
        and flavors.
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     3. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry,
        used in cabinetmaking, etc.
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     4. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry.
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     Barbadoes cherry. See under Barbadoes.
  
     Cherry bird (Zool.), 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 ({Capsicum
        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 (Zool.), 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cherry
      adj 1: of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to
             orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or
             tomatoes or rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy,
             blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red,
             crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet]
      n 1: wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black
           cherry
      2: any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy
         round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a
         valuable hardwood [syn: cherry, cherry tree]
      3: a red fruit with a single hard stone
      4: a red the color of ripe cherries [syn: cerise, cherry,
         cherry red]

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Cherry -- U.S. County in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    6148
     Housing Units (2000): 3220
     Land area (2000):     5960.522867 sq. miles (15437.682699 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    49.019880 sq. miles (126.960902 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6009.542747 sq. miles (15564.643601 sq. km)
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             42.651785 N, 101.147203 W
     Headwords:
      Cherry
      Cherry, NE
      Cherry County
      Cherry County, NE
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cherry, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    509
     Housing Units (2000): 220
     Land area (2000):     0.538056 sq. miles (1.393559 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.538056 sq. miles (1.393559 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            12970
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             41.426628 N, 89.212422 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Cherry, IL
      Cherry
  

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