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- n. espresso topped with steamed milk.
From Italian caffè macchiato ("stained coffee"), from macchiato ("stained, marked"), as the coffee is “marked” with a spot of milk. From Latin maculatus ("stained"), form of macula ("stain"). Cognate to English macula ("(dark) spot"), French maculé. (Wiktionary)