Origin of amaretto
British Dictionary definitions for amaretti (1 of 2)
Word Origin for amaretti
British Dictionary definitions for amaretti (2 of 2)
Word Origin for amaretto
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.