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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cerise (mid 19th century), itself from Vulgar Latin ceresia, from Latin cerasium. Doublet of cherry.

NounEdit

cerise (countable and uncountable, plural cerises)

  1. A deep, bright red colour tinted with pink.
    cerise colour:  
    • 1980, Donald Pavey, Color (page 116)
      His bold patterns in vivid colours predated the arrival in Paris of the Ballets Russes, though his later designs reflect the canary yellows, bright blues, jades, cerises []

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cerise (comparative more cerise, superlative most cerise)

  1. Cherry-colored; a light bright red; -- applied to textile fabrics, especially silk.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cerise, from Vulgar Latin ceresia, from the neuter plural of Late Latin ceresium, from Latin cerasium, from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), ultimately possibly of Anatolian origin.

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cerise (invariable)

  1. cerise colour

NounEdit

cerise f (plural cerises)

  1. cherry (fruit)
  2. cerise

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin ceresia, from the neuter plural of Late Latin ceresium, from Latin cerasium, from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), ultimately possibly of Anatolian origin.

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cerise f (oblique plural cerises, nominative singular cerise, nominative plural cerises)

  1. cherry

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cerise.

NounEdit

cerise ?

  1. cerise

AdjectiveEdit

cerise

  1. cerise