morello

[muh-rel-oh]

Origin of morello

1640–50; perhaps < Italian amarello amarelle, confused (in E) with Italian morello blackish. See morel2
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Historical Examples of morello

  • Morello: the highest of the spurs of the Apennines to the north of Florence.

  • Morello had got the letter back in the usual way that I have just explained.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn

  • At the time when Morello was arrested he was in bed with his son.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn

  • Morello had in his make-up more of the cunning of the born criminal.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn

  • Remember this: Lupo and Morello always remain in the background.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn


British Dictionary definitions for morello

morello

noun plural -los
  1. a variety of small very dark sour cherry, Prunus cerasus austera

Word Origin for morello

C17: perhaps from Medieval Latin amārellum diminutive of Latin amārus bitter, but also influenced by Italian morello blackish
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Word Origin and History for morello
n.

kind of bitter cherry, 1640s, of uncertain origin, perhaps ultimately from Latin amarus "bitter." Earlier form was morell (1610s).

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