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cĕrăsus , i, f., = κέρασος,
I.the cherrytree, brought by Lucullus from Cerasus, in Pontus, to Italy, Varr. R. R. 1, 39, 2; Serv. ad Verg. G. 2, 18; Plin. 15, 25, 30, § 102; Col. 11, 2, 96; Ov. Nuc. 32 al.
II. A cherry, Prop. 4 (5), 2, 15; in prose, instead of it, neutr.: cĕrăsum , i, Cels. 2, 24, 27; Pall. Oct. 12, 7 al.—Of doubtful gender: “ceraso,Pers. 6, 36: “cerasorum,Plin. 15, 25, 30, § 102; 15, 28, 34, § 112.
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