A solider who has only recently arrived in the desert during a war. Oh, you must be a desert cherry. What's your name?
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n. a new soldier in a desert war; a soldier new to the desert in wartime. (see also cherry.) About 5,000 desert cherries arrived last week. Something is going to happen soon.
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