ratafia

noun
rat·​a·​fia | \ ˌra-tə-ˈfē-ə How to pronounce ratafia (audio) \

Definition of ratafia

1 : a liqueur made from an infusion of macerated fruit or fruit juice in a liquor (such as brandy) and often flavored with almonds
2 : a sweet biscuit made of almond paste

First Known Use of ratafia

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ratafia

French

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“Ratafia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratafia. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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