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Ratafia

Ratafia

A spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of cherries, apricots, peaches, or other fruit, spiced, and sweetened with sugar; a term applied to the liqueurs called noyau, curacao, etc.

alternative forms: ratifia and ratafee.

Origin: f, fr. Malay arak arrack _ tafia a spirit distilled from molasses.


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