noun am·a·ret·to \ˌa-mə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō, ˌä-\

Definition of amaretto

  1. 1 amarettiplay \-(ˌ)tē\ plural :  macaroons made with bitter almonds

  2. 2 often capitalized :  an almond-flavored liqueur

Origin and Etymology of amaretto

Italian, diminutive of amaro bitter, from Latin amarus

First Known Use: 1873

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