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morello

[muh-rel-oh] /məˈrɛl oʊ/
noun, plural morellos.
1.
a variety of sour cherry having dark-colored skin and juice.
2.
the tree bearing this fruit.
Origin of morello
1640-1650
1640-50; perhaps < Italian amarello amarelle, confused (in E) with Italian morello blackish. See morel2
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  • morello: the highest of the spurs of the Apennines to the north of Florence.

  • At the time when morello was arrested he was in bed with his son.

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  • morello had got the letter back in the usual way that I have just explained.

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  • morello had in his make-up more of the cunning of the born criminal.

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  • Remember this: Lupo and morello always remain in the background.

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  • What did morello say when you told him that you had been down there?

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  • If I did not come, they said, morello would be sentenced surely.

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British Dictionary definitions for morello

morello

/məˈrɛləʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
a variety of small very dark sour cherry, Prunus cerasus austera
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from Medieval Latin amārellum diminutive of Latin amārus bitter, but also influenced by Italian morello blackish
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Word Origin and History for morello
n.

kind of bitter cherry, 1640s, of uncertain origin, perhaps ultimately from Latin amarus "bitter." Earlier form was morell (1610s).

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