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Cher·ry (chĕrē), Donald Eugene Known as "Don." 1936-1995.
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American jazz cornetist whose playing and compositions were influenced by musical traditions from around the world.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 
cher·ry (chĕrē)
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n. pl. cher·ries
1.
a. Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Prunus of the rose family, especially the sweet cherry or the sour cherry, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having pink or white flowers and small juicy drupes.
b. The yellow, red, or blackish fruit of any of these plants.
c. The wood of any of these plants, especially the black cherry.
d. Any of various plants, such as the Barbados cherry or the cornelian cherry, having fruits resembling a cherry.
2. A moderate or strong red to purplish red.
3. Vulgar Slang The hymen considered as a symbol of virginity.
adj.
1. Containing or having the flavor of cherries.
2. Made of the wood of a cherry tree: a cherry cabinet.
3. Of a moderate or strong red to purplish red.

[Middle English cheri, from Anglo-Norman cherise, variant of Old French cerise, from Vulgar Latin *ceresia, from *cerasia, from Greek kerasiā, cherry tree, from kerasos.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 

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