Meaning of morello in English:


Pronunciation /mɒˈrɛləʊ/

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nounplural noun morellos

  • A dark cherry of a sour kind used in cooking.

    as modifier ‘morello cherries’
    • ‘It looked like a pour-on morello sauce from a jar, gooey and without taste.’
    • ‘Later in summer, we might get a glimpse of the bitter morello variety, used for cooking and preserving.’
    • ‘He also finds the morellos to be simultaneously sweeter and more astringent.’
    • ‘To find some near you, ask at fruit farms and farmers’ markets, and quiz anyone you know who's a keen gardener - most morellos grown in the UK are to be found in back gardens.’
    • ‘Treasured as an ingredient in baking, morellos are mostly found canned or dried.’


Mid 17th century from Italian morello ‘blackish’, from medieval Latin morellus, diminutive of Latin Maurus ‘Moor’.