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n. pl. mac·chi·a·tos
1. Espresso coffee topped with a small amount of steamed milk.
2. A serving of this beverage.

[Short for Italian caffè macchiato : caffè, coffee + macchiato, spotted, past participle of macchiare, to stain, spot (from Old Italian, from Latin maculāre, from macula, spot, stain).]
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n, pl -tos
(Cookery) espresso coffee served with a dash of hot or cold milk
[Italian, literally: stained]
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