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See also: ratafià
Borrowed from Creole French ratafia, from Latin phrase rata fiat (conventio) "the deal is made", a drinking toast expression to celebrate a deal or an agreement. Or, sharing an Arabic origin with arak.
- A liqueur or cordial flavored with peach or cherry kernels, bitter almonds, or other fruits.
- 2007 August 29, Pete Wells, “Bottling the Bounty of the Season”, in New York Times:
- Steeped cucumber ratafia with Pimm's and Sprite is garnished with a squash blossom at T'afia in Houston.
- A kind of cake made with almonds.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.