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From Ancient Greek κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), possibly of Anatolian origin.


cerasus f (genitive cerasī); second declension

  1. cherry tree
  2. cherry


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cerasus cerasī
Genitive cerasī cerasōrum
Dative cerasō cerasīs
Accusative cerasum cerasōs
Ablative cerasō cerasīs
Vocative cerase cerasī

Related terms[edit]


  • Aromanian: ciresh, tsiresh
  • Italian: ceraso, ciliegio
  • Romanian: cireș
  • Spanish: cerezo


  • cerasus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • cerasus in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • cerasus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • cerasus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
  • cerasus in William Smith, editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly, 1854, 1857