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ratafia

[rat-uh-fee-uh] /ˌræt əˈfi ə/
noun
1.
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-uh-fee] /ˌræt əˈfi/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French
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British Dictionary definitions for ratafia

ratafia

/ˌrætəˈfɪə/
noun
1.
any liqueur made from fruit or from brandy with added fruit
2.
a flavouring essence made from almonds
3.
(mainly Brit) Also called ratafia biscuit. a small macaroon flavoured with almonds
Word Origin
C17: from West Indian Creole French
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Word Origin and History for ratafia
ratafia
liqueur flavored with kernels of cherries, apricots, etc., 1699, from Fr. (17c.), of unknown origin.
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