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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  angle  with  a  bob.  See  {Bob},  n.,  2  &  3. 
 
  He  ne'er  had  learned  the  art  to  bob  For  anything  but 
  eels.  --Saxe. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cherry  \Cher"ry\,  n.  [OE.  chery,  for  cherys  fr  F.  cerise  (cf. 
  AS  cyrs  cherry),  fr  LL  ceresia,  fr  L.  cerasus  Cherry 
  tree,  Gr  ?,  perh.  fr  ?  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;  {P.  Virginiana}  (choke 
  cherry),  an  American  shrub  which  bears  astringent 
  fruit;  {P.  avium}  and  {P.  Padus},  European  trees  (bird 
  cherry). 
 
  2.  The  fruit  of  the  cherry  tree,  a  drupe  of  various  colors 
  and  flavors. 
 
  3.  The  timber  of  the  cherry  tree,  esp.  of  the  black  cherry, 
  used  in  cabinetmaking,  etc 
 
  4.  A  peculiar  shade  of  red,  like  that  of  a  cherry. 
 
  {Barbadoes  cherry}.  See  under  {Barbadoes}. 
 
  {Cherry  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  ({C. 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cherry  \Cher"ry\  (ch[e^]r"r[y^]),  a. 
  Like  a  red  cherry  in  color;  ruddy;  blooming;  as  a  cherry 
  lip;  cherry  cheeks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cherry 
  adj  :  having  any  of  numerous  bright  or  strong  colors  reminiscent 
  of  the  color  of  blood  or  cherries  or  tomatoes  or  rubies 
  [syn:  {red},  {reddish},  {ruddy},  {blood-red},  {carmine}, 
  {cerise},  {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  tree}] 
  3:  fruit  with  a  single  hard  stone 
  4:  a  red  the  color  of  ripe  cherries  [syn:  {cerise},  {cherry  red}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cherry,  IL  (village,  FIPS  12970) 
  Location:  41.42956  N,  89.21361  W 
  Population  (1990):  487  (199  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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