Share this entry

Share this page

morello

Line breaks: mor|ello
Pronunciation: /mɒˈrɛləʊ
 
/

Definition of morello in English:

noun (plural morellos)

A dark cherry of a sour kind used in cooking: [as modifier]: morello cherries
More example sentences
  • It looked like a pour-on morello sauce from a jar, gooey and without taste.
  • Later in summer, we might get a glimpse of the bitter morello variety, used for cooking and preserving.
  • He also finds the morellos to be simultaneously sweeter and more astringent.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Italian morello 'blackish', from medieval Latin morellus, diminutive of Latin Maurus 'Moor'.

Words that rhyme with morello

Bargello, bellow, bordello, cello, Donatello, fellow, jello, martello, mellow, niello, Novello, Pirandello, Portobello, Punchinello, Uccello, violoncello, yellow

Definition of morello in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ɪntəˈfjuːz
verb
join or mix (two or more things) together