ratafia

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See also: ratafià

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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.

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ratafia (countable and uncountable, plural ratafias)

  1. 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[1]:
      Steeped cucumber ratafia with Pimm's and Sprite is garnished with a squash blossom at T'afia in Houston.
  2. A kind of cake made with almonds.

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