batida

noun ba·ti·da \ bə-ˈtē-də , -ˈchē- \

Definition of batida

plural batidas
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 HogeNew York Times12 Nov. 1980
  • … you can still taste bliss in a coconut batida on the veranda …
  • —Katherine EllisonMiami Herald4 Dec. 1994
2 :batido
  • … the batidas are sweet, cold, and frothy.
  • New Yorker12 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)


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