Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A type of sour cherry having dark red skin and red flesh.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of cherry with a dark-red skin, becoming nearly black if allowed to hang long.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A kind of nearly black cherry with dark red flesh and juice, -- used chiefly for preserving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A variety of cultivated cherry, Prunus cerasus austera, having a dark skin

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cultivated sour cherry with dark-colored skin and juice
  • noun any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing fruit with dark skin and juice

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from Italian amarello, from Medieval Latin amārellum, diminutive of Latin amārus, bitter.]

Examples

  • Chocolate loaf cakes spread with cherry jam and soaked in cherry brandy, topped with morello cherries, chocolate custard and double cream.

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  • I can't say about anywhere else, but in Australia, morello cherries seem to be the only sour ones available, or it could be that that name is now generic.

    At My Table

  • The best-known sour cherries are morello and maraschino, with a slightly tart edge that is perfect for cooking...'

    At My Table

  • This Syrah (70%), Grenache (20%), Mouvedre (10%) blend was full of dark fruit, morello cherries, earth, mushrooms and had just the right amount of tannins to complement the food and a nice long finish.

    Ari Bendersky: It's Wine With Seafood at Glenn's Diner

  • The best-known sour cherries are morello and maraschino, with a slightly tart edge that is perfect for cooking...'

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  • Coconut buttercake is filled with a mix of morello and glace cherries, kirsch and a little cream and then topped with a really rich 70% Lindt buttercream and a maraschino cherry.

    Spotlight on Cupcakery Cupcakes

  • I had a great dessert tonight myself - a little ricotta mixed with sugar, some Trader Joe's morello cherries on top and I shaved a little dark chocolate over that.

    Reading, Writing, Cooking and Crafting: Sticky Toffee Therapy

  • Drain morello cherries and fold into the brownie mixture.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Drain morello cherries and fold into the brownie mixture.

    Chocolate Cherry Brownies

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