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morello

[muh-rel-oh] /məˈrɛl oʊ/
noun, plural morellos.
1.
a variety of sour cherry having dark-colored skin and juice.
2.
the tree bearing this fruit.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; perhaps < Italian amarello amarelle, confused (in E) with Italian morello blackish. See morel2
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morello

/məˈrɛləʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
a variety of small very dark sour cherry, Prunus cerasus austera
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from Medieval Latin amārellum diminutive of Latin amārus bitter, but also influenced by Italian morello blackish
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Word Origin and History for morello
n.

kind of bitter cherry, 1640s, of uncertain origin, perhaps ultimately from Latin amarus "bitter." Earlier form was morell (1610s).

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