[ muh-rel-oh ]
/ məˈrɛl oʊ /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Word Origin and History for morello



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

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