1. pl. cher·u·bim (chĕrə-bĭm′, -yə-bĭm′)
a. A winged celestial being.
b. cherubim Christianity The second of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
2. pl. cher·ubs
a. A putto.
b. A person, especially a child, with an innocent or chubby face.
[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew kərûb; see krb in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
che·rubic (chə-rbĭk) adj.
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