Definition of Marasca

1. Noun. Small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made.

Substance meronyms: Maraschino, Maraschino Liqueur
Group relationships: Marasca Cherry, Maraschino Cherry, Prunus Cerasus Marasca
Generic synonyms: Fruit



2. Noun. Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur.

Definition of Marasca

1. Noun. A European cultivar of the wild cherry, ''Prunus cerasus'', that has bright red fruit used for making maraschino. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marasca

1. a wild cherry [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marasca

marai
maramie
maramies
maranatha
maranathas
marang
marang tree
maranta
marantaceous
marantas
marantic
marantic atrophy
marantic endocarditis
marantic oedema
maras
marasca (current term)
marasca cherry
marascas
maraschino
maraschino cherry
maraschinos
marasmic
marasmic thrombosis
marasmic thrombus
marasmoid
marasmus
marasmuses
marasquino
marasquinos
marathon

Literary usage of Marasca

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1. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"Similar reports had already been current at the Roman Court ; see the **Despatch of B. marasca, dated Tivoli, 1463, Aug. 30. I found all these Documents in ..."

2. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"The kind of cherry preferred for this purpose is a small acid fruit, called marasca, which abounds in the north of Italy, at Trieste, and in Dalmatia. ..."

3. The Lives and Exploits of Banditti and Robbers in All Parts of the World by Charles MacFarlane (1833)
"In the meadows by the last ruined aqueduct, the horses which the factor marasca and I had ridden were turned loose, and after passing a ravine, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A cordial originating in Dalmatia. where it is distilled from or flavored with the marasca cherry, peculiar to that region; hence, a similar cordial ..."

5. One hundred romances of real life by Leigh Hunt (1843)
"The factor, marasca, then talked a good deal to the brigands, ... After he was gone I saw the factor marasca walking carelessly about among the brigands, ..."

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