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cherish (1 common in Eliz. use of rearing plants; 2 in use 1330-1740)
1. to foster 3H6 II. vi. 21 “what doth cherish weeds but gentle air?,” Lucr. 950 “To . . . cherish springs.”
2. to entertain (a guest) with kindness 1H4 III. iii. 193.
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