rosolio [roh-zoh-lee-oh, ruh-; Italian raw-zaw-lyaw] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a cordial flavored with rose petals, cloves, cinnamon, or the like, popular in southern Europe.

Origin of rosolio 1810–20; Italian, variant of rosoli Medieval Latin rōs sōlis dew of the sun Examples from the Web for rosolio Historical Examples of rosolio

  • Not a soul spoke, and they all scowled fiercely at the brandy, the rosolio, and each other.

    To Leeward

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Ah, he’s a sadly leaky vessel, is Rosolio, as we used to call him.

    The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4

    Lucian of Samosata

  • Rosolio held the castle, and Escarbilles tried to dislodge him.

    Famous Prima Donnas

    Lewis Clinton Strang

  • In the carriage-pocket we found a paper of biscuits and a bottle of Rosolio.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh

    William Makepeace Thackeray

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