batida

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noun ba·ti·da \bə-ˈtē-də, -ˈchē-\

Definition of batida

plural

batidas

  1. 1 :  an alcoholic drink traditionally made in Brazil that contains cachaça, either fruit juice or coconut milk, and sugar They also make the smoothest … batida hereabouts by substituting honey for the customary heaping spoonful of sugar. — Warren Hoge, New York Times, 12 Nov. 1980 … you can still taste bliss in a coconut batida on the veranda … — Katherine Ellison, Miami Herald, 4 Dec. 1994

  2. 2 :  batido … the batidas are sweet, cold, and frothy. — New Yorker, 12 June 2000

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Origin and Etymology of batida

borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, from Portuguese, “act of beating, something beaten,” from bater “to beat” (going back to Latin battere, battuere) + -ida, deverbal noun suffix, from feminine of -ido, past participle suffix (going back to Latin -ītus) — more at 1bat


First Known Use: 1950


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