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ratafia (ˌrætəˈfɪə or ratafee (ˌrætəˈfiː



  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

Word Origin

C17: from West Indian Creole French

Example Sentences Including 'ratafia'

Sarah walked over to the table and poured a glass of ratafia.
Barbara Erskine SANDS OF TIME (2003)


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