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morello

[ muh-rel-oh ]
/ məˈrɛl oʊ /
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noun, plural mo·rel·los.
a variety of sour cherry having dark-colored skin and juice.
the tree bearing this fruit.
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Origin of morello

First recorded in 1640–50; perhaps from Italian amarello a variety of sour cherry, confused (in English ) with Italian morello “blackish”; see origin at amarelle, morel2
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British Dictionary definitions for morello

morello
/ (məˈrɛləʊ) /

noun plural -los
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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