latte

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Abbreviation of caffè latte, from Italian caffè (coffee) + latte (milk), from Latin lac, lactis.

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latte (plural lattes)

  1. A drink of coffee made from espresso and steamed milk, generally topped with foam.
    • 2013 June 22, “T time”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68: 
      Yet in “Through a Latte, Darkly”, a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain, Edward Kleinbard […] shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate what he calls “stateless income”: […].  In Starbucks’s case, the firm has in effect turned the process of making an expensive cup of coffee into intellectual property.
  2. A similar drink, where the espresso is replaced with some other flavoring ingredient such as chai, maté or matcha (green tea).
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latte (plural lattes)

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  1. A pillar capped by a hemispherical stone capital with the flat side facing up, used as building supports by the ancient Chamorro people and now used as a sign of Chamorro identity.

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latte

  1. latte

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From Germanic, see also German Latte, Dutch lat, and English lattice.

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latte f (plural lattes)

  1. lath
  2. slat
  3. (slang) shoe; foot
  4. (colloquial) ski

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From Latin lac, lactem. Compare Catalan llet, Esperanto lakto, French lait, Friulian lat, Interlingua lacte, Portuguese leite, Romanian lapte, Spanish leche.

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latte m (plural latti)

  1. milk

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latte f (plural lattes)

  1. lath