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caffè macchiato

or caffe macchiato

[kaf-ey mak-yah-to, mahk-; Italian kahf-fe mahk-kyah-taw] /ˈkæf eɪ mækˈyɑ tɒ, mɑk-; Italian ˈkɑf fɛ mɑkˈkyɑ tɔ/
noun, plural caffè macchiatos.
a hot beverage consisting of espresso and a small amount of foamed milk.
Also called macchiato.
Origin of caffè macchiato
1985-90; < Italian: “stained (or spotted) coffee,” fromcaffè coffee + macchiato, perfect partciple of macchiare “to stain, spot,” from macchia “a stain, spot,” from Latin macula (see macula, mackle) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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