Meaning of digestivo in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdiːdʒɛˈstiːvəʊ/

nounplural noun digestivos, plural noun digestivi/ˌdiːdʒɛˈstiːvi/

  • A drink, especially an alcoholic one, drunk before or after a meal in order to aid the digestion.

    ‘Without this care it is the digestivo version of a Molotov cocktail.’
    • ‘Dinner over, we sipped home made nocino, an herby-tasting digestivo made from walnuts.’
    • ‘Instead, sit back, sip a cappuccino or frangelica, amaro averna or some other dessert wine or digestivo and savor the evening.’
    • ‘Addicted as they both are to Fernet Branca, a 45 % proof digestivo, their judgments are not to be trusted, and they prove to be spectacularly wrong about each other.’


Italian, from digerire ‘to digest’.