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  1. A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherry, cherries) and syrup or fondant.
  2. A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.
    • 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, L. C. Page & Co.
    • : Marilla had put the bottle of raspberry down in the cellar instead of in the closet ....
      1. (context, UK, Australia) A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.
  1. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
    • 1885, George Washington Schuyler, Colonial New York: Philip Schuyler and His Family, C. Scribner's Sons
    • : The relations between the Earl of Bellomont and Colonel Schuyler were formal, but not from the first.
      1. Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
    Etymology: Late Latin cordialis, from Latin cor heart; French cordial.

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