Amaretto



an Italian liqueur with a slightly bitter almond flavor.
Contemporary Examples

“Mr. Cosby walked me to the bedroom after a second shot of amaretto,” said Chelan.
Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’ Marlow Stern December 2, 2014

Once she arrived solo at his hotel suite, he drugged her and told her to chase it with a shot of amaretto.
Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’ Marlow Stern December 2, 2014

noun
an Italian liqueur with a flavour of almonds

Italian almond-flavored liqueur, 1945 (the original brand, Amaretto di Saronno, dates to 1851), from the Italian word for almond (q.v.), which did not acquire the excrescent -l- of the English word. Sometimes confused with amoretto. Amoroso (literally “lover”), a type of sweetened sherry, is attested from c.1870.

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