margherita

See also: Margherita

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

margherita (plural margheritas)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Margherita
    • 2015 October 20, Pete Wells, “Restaurant Review: Bruno in the East Village”, in New York Times[1]:
      Their nearest approach to a classic pie is their margherita, with a sauce that incorporates sweet, juicy garlic and some fermented tomatoes.

ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier margarita, from Latin margarīta, from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margarítēs), from a loanword of Eastern origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mar.ɡeˈri.ta/
  • Hyphenation: mar‧ghe‧rì‧ta

NounEdit

margherita f (plural margherite)

  1. (obsolete) pearl
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier (2002), Canto XXII, p. 401, vv. 28-30:
      [...] e la maggiore e la più luculenta ¶ di quelle margherite innanzi fessi, ¶ per far di sé la mia voglia contenta.
      [...] and now the largest and most luculent ¶ among those pearls came forward, that it might ¶ make my desire concerning it content.
  2. daisy

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