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n. pl. am·a·ret·tos
1. pl. am·a·ret·tos An Italian liqueur flavored with almond.
2. pl. am·a·ret·ti (-tē) A small crisp Italian cookie typically flavored with almond.

[Italian, diminutive of amaro, bitter, from Latin amārus.]
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(Brewing) an Italian liqueur with a flavour of almonds
[C20: from Italian amaro bitter]
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(ˌæm əˈrɛt oʊ, ˌɑ mə-)

an almond-flavored liqueur.
[1975–80; < Italian, diminutive of amaro bitter < Latin amārus]
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Noun1.amaretto - an Italian almond liqueur
cordial, liqueur - strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
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