or caf·fe mac·chia·to
[ kaf-ey mak-yah-to, mahk-; Italian kahf-fe mahk-kyah-taw ]
/ ˈkæf eɪ mækˈyɑ tɒ, mɑk-; Italian ˈkɑf fɛ mɑkˈkyɑ tɔ /
noun, plural caf·fè mac·chia·tos.
a hot beverage consisting of espresso and a small amount of foamed milk.
Origin of caffè macchiato
Also called mac·chia·to.
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British Dictionary definitions for macchiato
/ (ˌmækɪˈɑːtəʊ) /
noun plural -tos
espresso coffee served with a dash of hot or cold milk
Word Origin for macchiato
Italian, literally: stained
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