macchiato

macchiato

[mah-kee-ah-toh; Italian mahk-kyah-taw]
noun, plural macchiatos.
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macchiato (ˌmækɪˈɑːtəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos
espresso coffee served with a dash of hot or cold milk
 
[Italian, literally: stained]

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Main Entry:  macchiato
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an espresso drink with a teaspoon or two of steamed milk on top; also written macchiatto
Example:  Paul often orders a Caramel Macchiato.
Etymology:  short for caffè macchiato or espresso macchiato; Ital. 'marked with spots'
Usage:  pl. macchiatos; cooking
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