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orgeat

[awr-zhat; French awr-zha] /ˈɔr ʒæt; French ɔrˈʒa/
noun
1.
a syrup or drink made originally from barley but later from almonds, prepared with sugar and an extract of orange flowers.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < French < Provençal orjat, derivative of orge barley < Latin hordeum
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orgeat

/ˈɔːʒɑː; French ɔrʒa/
noun
1.
a drink made from barley or almonds, and orange flower water
Word Origin
C18: via French, from orge barley, from Latin hordeum
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