One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bright deep red colour.as modifier ‘cherry-red lips’
- ‘That's when the foliage of many trees, shrubs, and vines starts to turn brilliant shades such as port, cherry red, and bonfire orange.’
- ‘The wooden floor is buffed to a cherry-red shine that lends a little jolliness.’
- ‘Other classic American cars at the show which attracted more than 160 vehicles included a 1958 Skyliner Ford, a 1964 Chrysler 300, and a glamorous cherry-red 1977 Corvette Stingray.’
- ‘Try bright colours like yellow or green on your cabinets or try a cherry red lacquer on pantry doors.’
- ‘Red wines tend to go from cherry red to brick red to copper to brown.’
- ‘The 16-year-old Shadows fan saved up his earnings from delivering milk and newspapers and sent to Christchurch for a hugely expensive cherry-red L-series Fender Stratocaster guitar.’
- ‘I find myself blushing a cherry red.’
- ‘There are no cars, except for the occasional cherry-red minibus picking up those who will pay.’
- ‘Small, profuse double flowers are cherry red and rich violet.’
- ‘Rhubarb is a tart vegetable rich in vitamin A whose cherry-red, celerylike stalks are frequently served in sweet desserts.’
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