maraschino

noun

mar·​a·​schi·​no ˌma-rə-ˈskē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce maraschino (audio) -ˈshē- How to pronounce maraschino (audio)
ˌmer-ə-
plural maraschinos
often capitalized
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

Examples of maraschino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Make these sparkle by topping them off with fizzy water and garnish with lime slices and maraschino cherries. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 Complete the presentation with a maraschino cherry for garnish. Stephanie Gravalese, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2024 Get The Recipe 04 of 45 Millionaire Pie This pie gets its fruity yet creamy flavor from crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries, gelatin, sweet condensed milk and more. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 30 Jan. 2024 And who can forget that darling of banana splits everywhere—maraschino cherries! Emily Nabors Hall, Southern Living, 5 Jan. 2024 As for the nose, and the three minutes allotted to appreciating its complexity, the 29-Year-Old hints at Muscovado sugar, cocoa, and a touch of bitter orange marmalade, with wafts of Christmas spice, maraschino cherries, and delicate citrus fruits. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 22 Dec. 2023 The drink has become increasingly sought after in recent years, particularly since Seattle mixologist Murray Stenson reintroduced the Last Word—a cocktail made of green Chartreuse, gin, maraschino liqueur and lime juice—in the early 2000s. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Apr. 2023 Instead of bourbon, sugar and bitters, the Badger State’s version is made with brandy and a muddled mixture of maraschino cherries, orange slices, sugar and bitters. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 The Ideal Bartender, which removes them both and just keeps the maraschino, Curaçao, bitters, and brandy? Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 12 Aug. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Italian, from marasca bitter wild cherry, alteration of amarasca, from amaro bitter — more at amaretto

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of maraschino was in 1770

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Cite this Entry

“Maraschino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maraschino. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

maraschino

noun
mar·​a·​schi·​no ˌmar-ə-ˈskē-nō How to pronounce maraschino (audio) -ˈshē- How to pronounce maraschino (audio)
plural maraschinos
often capitalized
1
: a sweet alcoholic drink made from the juice of a bitter wild cherry
2
: a cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino

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