balche

noun bal·che \(ˈ)bäl¦chā\
variants: less commonly

balché

\(ˈ)bäl¦chā\

Definition of balche

plural

-s

  1. :  a fermented drink prepared by the natives of Yucatan from the bark of a tree of the genus Lonchocarpus and honey

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Origin and Etymology of balche

American Spanish balché, from Maya


First Known Use: 1941


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