What does maraschino mean?

Definitions for maraschino
ˌmær əˈski noʊ, -ˈʃi-maraschi·no

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maraschino, maraschino liqueurnoun

    distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries

  2. maraschino, maraschino cherrynoun

    cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur


  1. maraschinonoun

    A sweet liqueur made from marasca cherries


  1. Maraschino

    Maraschino ( MARR-ə-SKEE-noh, -⁠SHEE-, Italian: [maraˈskiːno]) is a liqueur obtained from the distillation of Marasca cherries. The small, slightly sour fruit of the Tapiwa cherry tree (Prunus cerasus var. marasca), which grows wild along parts of the Dalmatian coast in Croatia, lends the liqueur its unique aroma.


  1. maraschino

    Maraschino is a clear, slightly sweet liqueur that is made from the Marasca cherries of Croatia. It is used in various cocktails or as a flavoring for desserts and sweets. Additionally, maraschino can also refer to a type of cherry that has been preserved in this liqueur or in a sweet syrup, commonly used as a garnish in cocktails and on desserts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maraschinonoun

    a liqueur distilled from fermented cherry juice, and flavored with the pit of a variety of cherry which grows in Dalmatia

  2. Etymology: [It., fr. marasca, amarasca, a sour cherry, L. amarus bitter.]


  1. Maraschino

    Maraschino is a bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which were originally from Dalmatia but are grown today mostly around the city of Zadar and in Torreglia. The liqueur's distinctive flavor comes from the Marasca cherries and crushed cherry pits, which lend an almond-like flavor. Honey is also part of the ancient recipe. The distillate matures for at least two years in ashwood vats, since this wood does not lend its colour to the liqueur, and is then diluted and sugared. It is typically bottled in a straw-coated bottle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maraschino

    mar-as-kē′no, n. a liqueur distilled from a species of cherry grown in Dalmatia. [It.,—marasca, amarasca, a sour cherry—L. amārus, bitter.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Maraschino

    A liqueur distilled from delicate and finely flavoured cherries, called Marazques, cultivated at Zara in Dalmatia.

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  1. harmonicas

  2. chorasmian

  3. anachorism

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maraschino in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maraschino in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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