morello

noun
mo·​rel·​lo | \ mə-ˈre-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce morello (audio) \
plural morellos

Definition of morello

: 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 pour of the day was Pennyroyal’s 2015 Jeansheep Vineyard Pinot, dark and spicy with notes of morello cherry. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 The pour of the day was Pennyroyal’s 2015 Jeansheep Vineyard Pinot, dark and spicy with notes of morello cherry. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of morello

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morello

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

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Cite this Entry

“Morello.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morello. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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