Definition of maraschino cherry in US English:

maraschino cherry


  • A cherry preserved in maraschino or maraschino-flavored syrup.

    • ‘A huge-brimmed glass contained the drink, which was topped with a very generous portion of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, which I promptly lost in the swirling foam of rum and coconut and never saw again.’
    • ‘I popped the maraschino cherry on the top of the banana split into my mouth and stared at the door.’
    • ‘But when I opened it in the kitchen it contained the dead duckling along with a jar of maraschino cherries.’
    • ‘1976 was the year that there was all that hoopla about Red Dye #2 and I had to stop eating maraschino cherries by the dozen.’
    • ‘I was hunched over a lethally-rich bowl of Double Fudge Delight ice cream smothered in whipped cream and maraschino cherries, and was scarily un-enticed.’
    • ‘Poured into a chilled, sugar-rimmed Martini glass, the mixture is topped with a float of Champagne and garnished with a chocolate cigarette and a maraschino cherry.’
    • ‘Her face the lovely shade of a maraschino cherry, her heart pumping double time, and her head was pounding to a similar rhythm.’
    • ‘He was like the maraschino cherry on an ordinary vanilla sundae.’
    • ‘Pour all into a shaker cup and strain into a chilled Martini glass garnished with a maraschino cherry.’
    • ‘The secret, he tells me, is to use decent bourbon rather than the more traditional rye, and he garnishes the drink with a twist of lemon and a fresh blackberry, rather than the red-dye-infused maraschino cherry from days of yore.’
    • ‘Their cakes have the charm of iconic line drawings, all elegant right angles and perfect domes and maraschino cherries that might have been placed with a compass.’
    • ‘You'll want limes, lemons and green olives on hand; throw in maraschino cherries and cocktail onions if you are so inclined.’
    • ‘And while it is true that they, like many other foods, were once colored with food dyes later banned by the FDA, maraschino cherries haven't been made with those dyes since the 1970s.’
    • ‘Looking at next week's menu, I'm rather excited about the smoked aubergine and pinenut turnovers with mint yoghurt, and the dark chocolate mousse with maraschino cherries.’
    • ‘If you've never tasted it you should know that it has a dry, almond nuttiness rather than the sweet marzipan flavors we associate with maraschino cherries.’
    • ‘Expect peanuts or maraschino cherries to be banned shortly after someone chokes on one.’
    • ‘If he passes out on the floor with a big smile on his face and maraschino cherries stuck in his teeth, you've got a winner.’
    • ‘I took long strides and then leaned over his counter and grabbed a jar of maraschino cherries.’
    • ‘The candy in my mouth reminded me faintly of maraschino cherries and mint, two unlikely tastes to be found together in one candy.’
    • ‘Feeling my face flush, I realized I must be the color of a maraschino cherry.’


maraschino cherry

/ˌmerəˈskēˌnō ˌCHerē/