ratafia


ratafia

noun

  1. a sweet liqueur made from wine or grape juice combined with brandy or other spirits and often flavored with almonds, fruit, or fruit kernels.

noun

  1. any liqueur made from fruit or from brandy with added fruit
  2. a flavouring essence made from almonds
  3. Also called: ratafia biscuit mainly British a small macaroon flavoured with almonds
n.

liqueur flavored with kernels of cherries, apricots, etc., 1690s, from French ratafia (17c.), of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately from the same source as arrack.

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