American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An Italian liqueur flavored with almond.
- n. uncountable (countable) A sweet-bitter liqueur originating from Italy (but also prodcued in Turkey), flavored with almonds and a secret blend-specific mix of some 200 ingredients such as the pits from apricots, peaches, cherries or other stone-fruits.
- n. countable A glass of that liqueur
- n. an Italian almond liqueur
- From Italian amaretto, from amaro 'bitter' (from Latin amarus) + diminutive ending -etto. (Wiktionary)
- Italian, diminutive of amaro, bitter, from Latin amārus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Of course, I played around with the recipe a tad to make it a little bit more "Eastery", including soaking the fruit (raisins only, though who knows down the road!) in amaretto liqueur for three hours and making almond-laced royal icing crosses on top of the baked rolls.”
“Brrrrr. I think it's time for a hot chocolate ... and maybe I shall add some amaretto to it too.”
“Their signature drink is the Shanghai Express: bourbon, amaretto, Southern Comfort, orange and lime juices, and grenadine syrup.”
“At least there's coffee with whipped cream and amaretto in to make it up to me.”
“Top it off with freshly squeezed orange juice, then add a shot of amaretto liqueur such as Disaronno.”
“Ingredients: grounded hazelnuts, coarsely grounded walnuts, dried cranberries, sesam, grated chocolate and a shot of amaretto.”
“Same for the candied-orange and ricotta-stuffed brioche French toast $10, with amaretto honey and toasted almonds.”
“Joe Kohen for The Wall Street Journal The candied-orange and ricotta-stuffed brioche french toast with amaretto honey and toasted almonds.”
“Our favorites right now are apricot amaretto and pear with ginger and vanilla bean seeds.”
“Add one crushed amaretto cookie and three tablespoons grated Parmesan.”
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