Definitions

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

  • n. An Italian liqueur flavored with almond.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. (countable) A sweet-bitter liqueur originating from Italy (but also prodcued in Turkey), flavored with almonds and a secret blend-specific mix of some 200 ingredients such as the pits from apricots, peaches, cherries or other stone-fruits.
  • n. A glass of that liqueur

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

  • n. an Italian almond liqueur

Etymologies

Italian, diminutive of amaro, bitter, from Latin amārus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian amaretto, from amaro 'bitter' (from Latin amarus) + diminutive ending -etto. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of course, I played around with the recipe a tad to make it a little bit more "Eastery", including soaking the fruit (raisins only, though who knows down the road!) in amaretto liqueur for three hours and making almond-laced royal icing crosses on top of the baked rolls.

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  • Brrrrr. I think it's time for a hot chocolate ... and maybe I shall add some amaretto to it too.

    Susannah's Journal

  • Their signature drink is the Shanghai Express: bourbon, amaretto, Southern Comfort, orange and lime juices, and grenadine syrup.

    Johnny Jet: Bangkok to Singapore on The Eastern and Oriental Express

  • At least there's coffee with whipped cream and amaretto in to make it up to me.

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  • Top it off with freshly squeezed orange juice, then add a shot of amaretto liqueur such as Disaronno.

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  • Ingredients: grounded hazelnuts, coarsely grounded walnuts, dried cranberries, sesam, grated chocolate and a shot of amaretto.

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  • Same for the candied-orange and ricotta-stuffed brioche French toast $10, with amaretto honey and toasted almonds.

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  • Joe Kohen for The Wall Street Journal The candied-orange and ricotta-stuffed brioche french toast with amaretto honey and toasted almonds.

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  • Our favorites right now are apricot amaretto and pear with ginger and vanilla bean seeds.

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  • Add one crushed amaretto cookie and three tablespoons grated Parmesan.

    Goodbye Basil,

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