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rosolio

[roh-zoh-lee-oh, ruh-; Italian raw-zaw-lyaw] /roʊˈzoʊ liˌoʊ, rə-; Italian rɔˈzɔ lyɔ/
noun
1.
a cordial flavored with rose petals, cloves, cinnamon, or the like, popular in southern Europe.
Origin of rosolio
1810-1820
1810-20; < Italian, variant of rosoli < Medieval Latin rōs sōlis dew of the sun
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  • Ah, he's a sadly leaky vessel, is rosolio, as we used to call him.

  • Not a soul spoke, and they all scowled fiercely at the brandy, the rosolio, and each other.

    To Leeward F. Marion Crawford
  • rosolio held the castle, and Escarbilles tried to dislodge him.

    Famous Prima Donnas Lewis Clinton Strang
  • In the carriage-pocket we found a paper of biscuits and a bottle of rosolio.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray

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