Definition of maraschino in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmarəˈskiːnəʊ/
Pronunciation: /ˌmarəˈʃiːnəʊ/

noun (plural maraschinos)

[mass noun]
1A strong, sweet liqueur made from small black Dalmatian cherries: add brandy or maraschino if required
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  • Fill the glass two-thirds full of ice and add the pineapple syrup, raspberry vodka, and maraschino liqueur.
  • On a whim I added some maraschino liqueur and a few dashes of orange bitters to the Auchentoshan, stirred the drink over ice, and sampled it.
  • Take two shots of Havana Club light three-year-old rum, half a shot of freshly squeezed lime juice, a teaspoon of sugar and an eighth of maraschino liqueur.
1.1 [count noun] A maraschino cherry: they jabbed like a barman trying to get the last maraschino out of the bottle
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  • The modern processing of these sundae toppers is detailed in this article about Johnson Fruit where they produce maraschinos in blue curaçao, orange citrus, and white piña colada flavors.
  • We barbecued, went out for Italian ices (I had FDNY Cherry, which has tiny little bits of chopped maraschinos in it) and just enjoyed the company of each other.
  • Many people, including those behind the bar, avoid using maraschinos because they fear they are harmful.


Italian, from marasca (the name of the cherry), from amaro 'bitter', from Latin amarus.

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