WBW #57

cerise

ORIGIN: French, from Late Latin

DEFINITION: a moderate red that is slightly darker than claret, slightly lighter than harvard crimson, very slightly bluer and duller than average strawberry, and bluer and very slightly lighter than Turkey red

SENTENCE: Cerise is literally the French word for cherry.

NOTE: This word was the winning word of the second National Spelling Bee, which was won by Pauline Bell.

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