macchiato

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian caffè macchiato (stained coffee), from macchiato (stained, marked), as the coffee is “marked” with a spot of milk. From Latin maculatus (stained), form of macula (stain). Cognate to English macula ((dark) spot), French maculé.

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macchiato (plural macchiatos)

  1. espresso topped with steamed milk.

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Verb[edit]

macchiato m (feminine macchiata, masculine plural macchiati, feminine plural macchiate)

  1. past participle of macchiare
  2. past participle of macchiarsi

Adjective[edit]

macchiato m (feminine macchiata, masculine plural macchiati, feminine plural macchiate)

  1. stained
  2. (of the skin of an animal) spotted

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