Definition of maraschino noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmærəˈʃiːnəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmærəˈʃiːnoʊ//
    ; BrE BrE//ˌmærəˈskiːnəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmærəˈskiːnoʊ//
    (pl. maraschinos)
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a strong sweet alcoholic drink made from black cherries
  2. 2(also maraschino cherry) [countable] a preserved cherry used to decorate alcoholic drinks
  3. Word OriginItalian, from marasca (the name of the cherry), from amaro ‘bitter’, from Latin amarus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: maraschino