Definition of Riccadonna in English:

Riccadonna

noun

  • Originally: any of various proprietary drinks (rare). In later use: specifically a type of Italian vermouth; a drink of this. [A trademark in the United Kingdom.]

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Trade Marks Journal. Apparently from the Italian surname Riccadonna. The use specifically denoting a variety of vermouth apparently reflects the surname of Ottavio Riccadonna, who produced vermouth under this name from 1921.

Pronunciation

Riccadonna

/rɪkəˈdɒnə/