morello

[muh-rel-oh]
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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.

Origin of morello

1640–50; perhaps < Italian amarello amarelle, confused (in E) with Italian morello blackish. See morel2
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  • In this case, the diaper wrapped about the body of Morello's baby attracted the experienced eye of operative Gallagher.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn

  • As fast as Morello got money he would farm it out by acquiring a barber shop or set up a man in a shoe repairing shop.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn

  • Colonel Morello looked up as they entered, but did not seem much surprised.

  • Vella also knew of the extensive criminal operations of Streva and that Morello was Streva's trusted lieutenant.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn

  • Immediately after the conference was over, Morello took the next train back to New York.

    The Barrel Mystery

    William J. (William James) Flynn



British Dictionary definitions for morello

morello

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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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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