Definition of digestivo in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪdʒesˈtiːvəʊ/

noun (plural digestivi /dɪdʒesˈtiːvi/)

A drink, especially an alcoholic one, drunk before or after a meal in order to aid the digestion.
Example sentences
  • Without this care it is the digestivo version of a Molotov cocktail.
  • Dinner over, we sipped home made nocino, an herby-tasting digestivo made from walnuts.
  • Instead, sit back, sip a cappuccino or frangelica, amaro averna or some other dessert wine or digestivo and savor the evening.


Italian, from digerire 'to digest'.

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