maraschino


mar·a·schi·no

noun, often capitalized \ˌmer-ə-ˈskē-(ˌ)nō, -ˈshē-, ˌma-rə-\

: a kind of sweet cherry that is used in desserts or alcoholic drinks

: a sweet alcoholic drink made from cherry juice

plural mar·a·schi·nos

Full Definition of MARASCHINO

1
:  a sweet liqueur distilled from the fermented juice of a bitter wild cherry
2
:  a usually large cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino

Origin of MARASCHINO

Italian, from marasca bitter wild cherry, alteration of amarasca, from amaro bitter — more at amaretto
First Known Use: 1770

Rhymes with MARASCHINO

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: marasmus
Previous Word in the Dictionary: maraka
All Words Near: maraschino

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up maraschino? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).