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

     

    maraschino

     noun
    noun
    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