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[uh-mer-i-kan-oh, -kah-noh] /əˌmɛr ɪˈkæn oʊ, -ˈkɑ noʊ/
noun, plural Americanos.
a cocktail made with bitters, sweet vermouth, and soda water.
Also called Americano cocktail.
Origin of Americano
1940-45; < Spanish: American Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I have not been so defied since another Americano del Norte defied me in this same room.

  • A stranger—an Americano from his dress and accent—was descending the rocks toward him.

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
  • But don't let my mother see him—an accursed heretic Americano, you know!

    For the Soul of Rafael Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Her intent has nothing to do with that secret knowledge of the Americano!

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • When Mexican gentry begin hostilities, the innocent bystander gets the worst of it,––especially the Americano.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Was the Americano, of all men in the world, to be the one to supplant him?

    Lone Pine R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
  • The Americano—he who has had you carried here into the tent.

    The Guerilla Chief Mayne Reid
  • The Americano senors are welcome ten thousand times to my field.

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