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Meaning of cherub

cher•ub

Pronunciation: (cher'ub), [key]
— pl. cher•ubs cher•u•bim
  1. a celestial being. Gen. 3:24; Ezek. 1, 10.
  2. a member of the second order of angels, often represented as a beautiful rosy-cheeked child with wings.
  3. a beautiful or innocent person, esp. a child.
  4. a person, esp. a child, with a sweet, chubby, innocent face.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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