caffè macchiato

or caf·fe mac·chia·to

[ kaf-ey mak-yah-toh, mahk-; Italian kahf-fe mahk-kyah-taw ]

noun,plural caf·fè mac·chia·tos.
  1. a hot beverage consisting of espresso and a small amount of foamed milk.

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)
  • Also called mac·chia·to .

Words Nearby caffè macchiato Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023