Origin of marasca

1860–65; < Italian, aphetic variant of amarasca, derivative of amaro < Latin amārus bitter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for marasca


  1. a European cherry tree, Prunus cerasus marasca, with red acid-tasting fruit from which maraschino is made

Word Origin for marasca

C19: from Italian, variant of amarasca from amaro, from Latin amārus bitter
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