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A tree of any of several cultivars of the sour cherry that bear small bitter fruit from which maraschino is made.
[Italian; see maraschino.]
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(Plants) a European cherry tree, Prunus cerasus marasca, with red acid-tasting fruit from which maraschino is made
[C19: from Italian, variant of amarasca from amaro, from Latin amārus bitter]
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n., pl. -cas.
a wild cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca, yielding a small bitter fruit from which maraschino is made.
[1860–65; < Italian, variant of amarasca, derivative of amaro < Latin amārus bitter]
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|Noun||1.||marasca - small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made|
marasca cherry, maraschino cherry, Prunus cerasus marasca, marasca - Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
|2.||marasca - Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur|
Prunus cerasus, sour cherry, sour cherry tree - rather small Eurasian tree producing red to black acid edible fruit
marasca - small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made
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marasca[məˈræskə] n (tree) → marasco
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