from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Italian liqueur flavored with almond.
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- n. (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. A glass of that liqueur
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- n. an Italian almond liqueur
Italian, diminutive of amaro, bitter, from Latin amārus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian amaretto, from amaro 'bitter' (from Latin amarus) + diminutive ending -etto. (Wiktionary)