ratafee
Ratafia Rat`a*fi"a (r[a^]t`[.a]*f[=e]"[.a]), n. [F., fr. Malay arak arrack + t[=a]f[=i]a a spirit distilled from molasses.] A spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of cherries, apricots, peaches, or other fruit, spiced, and sweetened with sugar; -- a term applied to the liqueurs called noyau, cura[,c]ao, etc. [Written also {ratifia} and {ratafee}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • ratafee — noun sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds • Syn: ↑ratafia • Hypernyms: ↑liqueur, ↑cordial • Substance Meronyms: ↑brandy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ratafia — Rat a*fi a (r[a^]t [.a]*f[=e] [.a]), n. [F., fr. Malay arak arrack + t[=a]f[=i]a a spirit distilled from molasses.] A spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of cherries, apricots, peaches, or other fruit, spiced, and sweetened with sugar; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratifia — Ratafia Rat a*fi a (r[a^]t [.a]*f[=e] [.a]), n. [F., fr. Malay arak arrack + t[=a]f[=i]a a spirit distilled from molasses.] A spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of cherries, apricots, peaches, or other fruit, spiced, and sweetened with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratafia — /rat euh fee euh/, n. a sweet liqueur made from wine or grape juice combined with brandy or other spirits and often flavored with almonds, fruit, or fruit kernels. Also, ratafee /rat euh fee /. [1690 1700; < F] * * * …   Universalium

  • ratafia — /rætəˈfiə/ (say ratuh feeuh) noun 1. a cordial or liqueur flavoured with fruit kernels, fruit, or the like. 2. a flavouring essence made with the essential oil of almonds. 3. an almond biscuit or cake. Also, ratafee /rætəˈfi/ (say ratuh fee).… …   Australian English dictionary

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