horchata

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English[edit]

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Jar of horchata (white)
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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish horchata, from Catalan (Valencian dialect) orxata, from ordiata, ordi (barley) + -ata (-ate, of, made from), from Vulgar Latin *hordeata ((drink, food) made of barley), from hordeum (barley).

Cognate to English and French orgeat (almond syrup), Italian orzata, and Surinamese Dutch orgeade.[1]

Various folk etymologies exist – see Horchata: etymology.

Noun[edit]

horchata (plural horchatas)

  1. A sweet beverage variously made with rice, chufa or morro seeds, water, sugar, and cinnamon, and sometimes with milk.

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  1. ^ Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels : Grossman, Anne Chotzinoff; Thomas, Lisa Grossman →ISBN

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Catalan (Valencian dialect) orxata, from ordiata, ordi (barley) + -ata (-ate, of, made from), from Latin *hordeata, from hordeum (barley).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /orˈt͡ʃata/, [orˈt͡ʃat̪a]

Noun[edit]

horchata f (plural horchatas)

  1. horchata (sweet beverage)

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