[ roh-zoh-lee-oh, ruh-; Italian raw-zaw-lyaw ]

  1. a cordial flavored with rose petals, cloves, cinnamon, or the like, popular in southern Europe.

Origin of rosolio

1810–20; <Italian, variant of rosoli<Medieval Latin rōs sōlis dew of the sun

Words Nearby rosolio Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rosolio in a sentence

  • Not a soul spoke, and they all scowled fiercely at the brandy, the rosolio, and each other.

    To Leeward | F. Marion Crawford
  • Ah, he's a sadly leaky vessel, is rosolio, as we used to call him.

  • rosolio held the castle, and Escarbilles tried to dislodge him.

    Famous Prima Donnas | Lewis Clinton Strang
  • Here we ate sweetmeats and cakes and drank rosolio, which is any kind of light liqueur.

    Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
  • In the carriage-pocket we found a paper of biscuits and a bottle of rosolio.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh | William Makepeace Thackeray