- an Italian liqueur with a slightly bitter almond flavor.
Origin of amaretto
- Italian almond biscuits
- an Italian liqueur with a flavour of almonds
Word Origin and History for amaretti
Italian almond-flavored liqueur, 1945 (the original brand, Amaretto di Saronno, dates to 1851), from the Italian word for almond (q.v.), which did not acquire the excrescent -l- of the English word. Sometimes confused with amoretto. Amoroso (literally "lover"), a type of sweetened sherry, is attested from c.1870.