variants or less commonly rosoglio
plural -s
: a cordial made from spirits and sugar flavored variously (as with petals of roses, orange blossom water, cinnamon, or cloves)

Word History


Italian rosolio, probably from Medieval Latin ros solis sundew, from Latin ros dew + solis, genitive of sol sun

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosolio was in 1796

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“Rosolio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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