[kur-suh-neez, -nees] /ˈkɜr səˌniz, -ˌnis/
from Greek khersonesos “peninsula,” from khersos “dry land” + nesos “island,” which is of uncertain origin; perhaps from *na-sos, literally “that which swims,” from PIE root sna- “to swim” (see natatorium).
[churt] /tʃɜrt/ noun 1. a compact rock consisting essentially of microcrystalline quartz. /tʃɜːt/ noun 1. a microcrystalline form of silica usually occurring as bands or layers of pebbles in sedimentary rock. Formula: SiO2. Varieties include flint, lyddite (Lydian stone) Also called hornstone n. “flint-like quartz,” 1670s, of unknown origin. Apparently “a local term, which has […]
/ˈtʃɜːtsɪ/ noun 1. a town in S England, in N Surrey on the River Thames. Pop: 10 323 (2001)
[cher-uh b] /ˈtʃɛr əb/ noun, plural cherubs for 3, 4; cherubim [cher-uh-bim, -yoo-bim] /ˈtʃɛr ə bɪm, -yʊ bɪm/ (Show IPA), for 1, 2. 1. a celestial being. Gen. 3:24; Ezek. 1, 10. 2. Theology. a member of the second order of angels, often represented as a beautiful rosy-cheeked child with wings. 3. a beautiful or […]
[cher-uh b-fish] /ˈtʃɛr əbˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural cherubfishes (especially collectively) cherubfish. 1. a brilliantly colored butterflyfish, Centropyge argi, found in the West Indies: kept in home aquariums.