[cher-uh-kee, cher-uh-kee] /ˈtʃɛr əˌki, ˌtʃɛr əˈki/
noun, plural Cherokees (especially collectively) Cherokee for 1.
a member of an important tribe of North American Indians whose first known center was in the southern Alleghenies and who presently live in North Carolina and Oklahoma.
the Iroquoian language of the Cherokee, written since 1822 in a syllabic script invented for the language by Sequoya.
(pl) -kees, -kee. a member of a Native American people formerly living in and around the Appalachian Mountains, now chiefly in Oklahoma; one of the Iroquois peoples
the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
1670s, from Cherokee Tsaragi.
A Native American tribe who lived in the Southeast in the early nineteenth century; the Cherokees were known as one of the “civilized tribes” because they built schools and published a newspaper. In the 1830s, the United States government forcibly removed most of the tribe to reservations west of the Mississippi River. (See Trail of Tears.)
noun a passion for gaiety
[shuh-root] /ʃəˈrut/ noun 1. a cigar having open, untapered ends. /ʃəˈruːt/ noun 1. a cigar with both ends cut off squarely n. late 17c., probably from Portuguese charuto “cigar,” from Tamil curuttu “roll” (of tobacco), from curul “to roll.” Originally a cigar from southern India; later a cigar of a certain shape.
[cher-ee] /ˈtʃɛr i/ noun, plural cherries. 1. the fruit of any of various trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, consisting of a pulpy, globular drupe enclosing a one-seeded smooth stone. 2. the tree bearing such a fruit. 3. the wood of such a tree. 4. any of various fruits or plants […]
noun 1. a dessert of black cherries that have been flambéed with brandy or kirsch and spooned over vanilla ice cream. noun a dessert of vanilla ice cream topped with dark cherries sauteed in sugar and liqueur; the dessert is often served flambé Word Origin ‘jubilee’ from being served flambé at tableside