Amaretto definition

ămə-rĕtō
An Italian liqueur flavored with almond.
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A small crisp Italian cookie typically flavored with almond.
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A liqueur with an almond flavor.
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A macaroon made of ground almonds and often containing a bitter flavoring.
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(uncountable, countable) A sweet-bitter liqueur originating from Italy (but also prodcued in Turkey), flavored with almonds and a secret blend-specific mix of some 200 ingredients such as the pits from apricots, peaches, cherries or other stone-fruits.

Amaretto makes a fine digestive.

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(countable) A glass of that liqueur.

Gino has an amaretto on the porch after every elaborate meal.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
amaretto
Plural:
amarettos

Origin of amaretto

  • Italian diminutive of amaro bitter from Latin amārus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian amaretto, from amaro 'bitter' (from Latin amarus) + diminutive ending -etto.

    From Wiktionary