Kirsche

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kirse, from Old High German chirsa, 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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Noun[edit]

Kirsche f (genitive Kirsche, plural Kirschen)

  1. cherry
  2. (colloquial, possibly regional) a ball, especially a football
    Aus der Drehung zimmert er die Kirsche direkt unters Gebälk.
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  3. (slang) bullet

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