mo·​rel·​lo mə-ˈre-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce morello (audio)
plural morellos
: a cultivated sour cherry (such as the Montmorency) having a dark-colored skin and juice

called also morello cherry

Examples of morello in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Corvina from white limestone brings morello cherry and sweet spices with intense white pepper hints in combination with high vivid acidity and firm masculine tannins. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 5 Jan. 2023 The pour of the day was Pennyroyal’s 2015 Jeansheep Vineyard Pinot, dark and spicy with notes of morello cherry. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, 14 June 2018

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Word History


probably modification of Dutch dialect amarelle, marelle, from Medieval Latin amarellum, a sour cherry, from Latin amarus bitter, sour

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morello was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Morello.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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