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Word of the Day – Merise

By July 30, 2021Word of the Day

Merise (noun) (archaic)

me-riz

A small bitter black cherry, the fruit of a variety of the gean, Prunus avium; the tree that bears this fruit.

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Charles Cotton (1630–1687), poet and translator. From French merise, probably a variant (with eleision of the initial vowel) of an unattested form *amerise, blend of amer bitter and cerise cherry.

Example sentences

“The merise cherries, particularly tart without sugar.”

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