A dark cherry of a sour kind used in cooking.[as modifier] ‘morello cherries’
- ‘Treasured as an ingredient in baking, morellos are mostly found canned or dried.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Later in summer, we might get a glimpse of the bitter morello variety, used for cooking and preserving.’
- ‘It looked like a pour-on morello sauce from a jar, gooey and without taste.’
- ‘He also finds the morellos to be simultaneously sweeter and more astringent.’
Mid 17th century: from Italian morello blackish, from medieval Latin morellus, diminutive of Latin Maurus Moor.