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marasca

[ muh-ras-kuh ]
/ məˈræs kə /
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noun

a wild cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca, yielding a small, bitter fruit, from which maraschino is made.

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Origin of marasca

1860–65; <Italian, aphetic variant of amarasca, derivative of amaro<Latin amārus bitter
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British Dictionary definitions for marasca

marasca
/ (məˈræskə) /

noun

a European cherry tree, Prunus cerasus marasca, with red acid-tasting fruit from which maraschino is made
C19: from Italian, variant of amarasca from amaro, from Latin amārus bitter
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