maraschino [mar-uh-skee-noh, -shee-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a sweet cordial or liqueur distilled from marascas.

Origin of maraschino From Italian, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at marasca, -ine1 Examples from the Web for maraschino Contemporary Examples of maraschino

  • It turned out the bees had discovered a maraschino cherry factory in Red Hook and started bringing the syrup back to the hive.

    Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives

    Josh Dzieza

    August 3, 2013

  • Strain over crushed ice and garnish with a lime wedge and maraschino cherry.

    Lights, Camera, Cocktails

    Brody Brown

    October 29, 2011

  • Historical Examples of maraschino

  • The last I took were put up in maraschino and were not welcomed.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • Fetch me a little lemonade, and put one spoonful—only one—of maraschino in it.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • I hope you can get maraschino down easier than you pronounce it, sir.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • I leave digestion to take its course, waiting for my mocha and maraschino.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan

    Charles James Lever

  • A maraschino cherry is placed on the very top of each service.

    American Cookery


  • British Dictionary definitions for maraschino maraschino noun

    1. a liqueur made from marasca cherries and flavoured with the kernels, having a taste like bitter almonds

    Word Origin for maraschino C18: from Italian; see marasca Word Origin and History for maraschino n.

    1791, “cherry liqueur,” from Italian maraschino “strong, sweet liqueur made from juice of the marasca” (a bitter black cherry), a shortening of amarasca, from amaro “bitter,” from Latin amarus “sour,” from PIE root *om- “raw, bitter.” Maraschino cherry, one preserved in real or imitation maraschino, first recorded 1820.

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