ratafia

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ratafia was in 1699

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“Ratafia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratafia. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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