marasca cherry
marasca cherry marasca cherry n. (Bot.) A Dalmation bitter wild cherry tree ({Prunus cerasus} marasca) bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur.

Syn: marasca, maraschino cherry. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Marasca cherry — Prunus cerasus in Otto Wilhelm Thomé, Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 1885 The Marasca cherry (Prunus cerasus var. marasca) is a type of sour Morello cherry known only from cultivation.[1] The Marasca cherry as grown in… …   Wikipedia

  • marasca cherry — noun Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur • Syn: ↑marasca, ↑maraschino cherry, ↑Prunus cerasus marasca • Hypernyms: ↑sour cherry, ↑sour cherry tree, ↑Prunus cerasus …   Useful english dictionary

  • marasca — n. The small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The {marasca cherry}. Syn: marasca cherry, maraschino cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marasca — noun 1. small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made • Hypernyms: ↑fruit • Substance Holonyms: ↑maraschino, ↑maraschino liqueur • Part Holonyms: ↑marasca cherry, ↑maraschino cherry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cherry — This article is about the fruit. For other uses, see Cherry (disambiguation). Cherry tree redirects here. For story about George Washington s honesty, see Parson Weems#The cherry tree anecdote. Cherry Prunus avium (Stella cherry) …   Wikipedia

  • marasca — [mə ras′kə] n. [It: see MARASCHINO] SOUR CHERRY …   English World dictionary

  • marasca — /meuh ras keuh/, n. a wild cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca, yielding a small, bitter fruit, from which maraschino is made. [1860 65; < It, aph. var. of AMARASCA, deriv. of amaro < L amarus bitter] * * * …   Universalium

  • marasca — ma•ras•ca [[t]məˈræs kə[/t]] n. pl. cas pln a wild cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca, yielding a small bitter fruit from which maraschino is made • Etymology: 1860–65; < It, var. of amarasca, der. of amaro < L amārus bitter …   From formal English to slang

  • marasca — /məˈræskə/ (say muh raskuh) noun a wild cherry, Prunus cerasus var. marasca, with small, acid, bitter fruit, from which maraschino is made …   Australian English dictionary

  • cherry — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ruddy, reddish, rosy, cerise, claret, bright red, light red, blushing, incarnadine, rubescent, rubicund, erubescent, cherry colored, cherry red, bright, blooming; see also red . n. Varieties of cherries include: Bing,… …   English dictionary for students

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