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maraschino

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noun mar·a·schi·no \ˌmer-ə-ˈskē-(ˌ)nō, -ˈshē-, ˌma-rə-\

Simple Definition of maraschino

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

  • : a sweet alcoholic drink made from cherry juice

Full Definition of maraschino

plural mar·a·schi·nos

  1. 1 :  a sweet liqueur distilled from the fermented juice of a bitter wild cherry

  2. 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

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