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tafia

[taf-ee-uh] /ˈtæf i ə/
noun
1.
a type of rum made in Haiti from lower grades of molasses, refuse sugar, or the like.
Also, taffia.
Origin
West Indian French
1755-1765
1755-65, Americanism; < West Indian French; aphetic variant of ratafia ratafia
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tafia

/ˈtæfɪə/
noun
1.
a type of rum, esp from Guyana or the Caribbean
Word Origin
C18: from French, from West Indian Creole, probably from ratafia
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