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n. pl. mo·rel·los
A type of sour cherry having dark red skin and red flesh.
[Perhaps from Italian amarello, from Medieval Latin amārellum, diminutive of Latin amārus, bitter.]
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n, pl -los
1. (Plants) a variety of small very dark sour cherry, Prunus cerasus austera
2. (Cookery) a variety of small very dark sour cherry, Prunus cerasus austera
[C17: perhaps from Medieval Latin amārellum diminutive of Latin amārus bitter, but also influenced by Italian morello blackish]
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|Noun||1.||morello - any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing fruit with dark skin and juice|
morello - cultivated sour cherry with dark-colored skin and juice
|2.||morello - cultivated sour cherry with dark-colored skin and juice|
sour cherry - acid cherries used for pies and preserves
kirsch - from fermented juice of black morello cherries
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