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Meaning of "ratafia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RATAFIA

From West Indian Creole French.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RATAFIA

ratafia  [ˌrætəˈfɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RATAFIA

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conjunction
determiner
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Ratafia is a noun.
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WHAT DOES RATAFIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Ratafia

Ratafia is a term used for two types of sweet alcoholic beverage, either a fortified wine or a fruit-based beverage. The latter type is a liqueur or cordial flavoured with lemon peel, herbs in various amounts typically combined with sugar. It may also be prepared with peach or cherry kernels, bitter almonds, or other fruits, as many different varieties are made. The same name is given to a flavouring essence resembling bitter almonds, and also to a light biscuit. The former type is a type of mistelle, a mixture of marc brandy and the unfermented juice of the grape, and it is the type of Ratafia produced in France. The flavorings can potentially make this liqueur toxic, as peach and cherry kernels contain high levels of a common cyanogenic glucoside, called amygdalin,, as do bitter almonds. Other less toxic flavorings can also be used, such as in-season fruit, vegetables, and fresh herbs. A basic recipe includes a bottle of red or white wine, 1/4 cup vodka, 1 cup cut-up fruits, vegetables, or herbs, 1/4 cup sugar. Combine all ingredients in a large jar and refrigerate 3 to 4 weeks; strain into a clean wine bottle and cork or cap tightly. Keep refrigerated.

Definition of ratafia in the English dictionary

The first definition of ratafia in the dictionary is any liqueur made from fruit or from brandy with added fruit. Other definition of ratafia is a flavouring essence made from almonds. Ratafia is also Also called: ratafia biscuit a small macaroon flavoured with almonds.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RATAFIA


afear
əˈfɪə
affear
əˈfɪə
affeare
əˈfɪə
affeer
əˈfɪə
atmosphere
ˈætməsˌfɪə
biosphere
ˈbaɪəˌsfɪə
blogosphere
ˈblɒɡəˌsfɪə
effeir
ɛˈfɪə
fear
fɪə
fere
fɪə
hemisphere
ˈhɛmɪˌsfɪə
infere
ɪnˈfɪə
interfere
ˌɪntəˈfɪə
Mafia
ˈmæfɪə
overfear
ˌəʊvəˈfɪə
Philadelphia
ˌfɪləˈdɛlfɪə
Sofia
ˈsəʊfɪə
sphere
sfɪə
stratosphere
ˈstrætəˌsfɪə
yfere
ɪˈfɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RATAFIA

rat-tat
rat-tat-tat
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ratability
ratable
ratable value
ratableness
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ratafee
ratafia biscuit
ratal
ratan
Ratana
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rataplan
ratatouille
ratbag
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ratbite disease

WORDS THAT END LIKE RATAFIA

Algeria
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Asia
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Austria
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Bulgaria
California
Colombia
Columbia
kniphofia
Maffia
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Rafia
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taffia
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the Mafia

Synonyms and antonyms of ratafia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ratafia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RATAFIA

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果酒
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ratafia
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ratafia
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बादाम
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ratafia
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Ratafia
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ratafia
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ratafia
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ratafia
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Ratafia
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ratafia
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ラタフィア
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ratafia
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Rata-rata
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Translator English - Vietnamese

rượu có mùi hạnh nhân
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ratafia
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रत्फिया
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ratafia
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ratafia
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Ratafia
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Ratafia
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ratafia
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ratafia
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ratafia
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ratafia
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Ratafia
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Trends of use of ratafia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RATAFIA»

The term «ratafia» is regularly used and occupies the 73.052 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RATAFIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ratafia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RATAFIA»

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How to Mix Drinks: Or, The Bon Vivant's Companion
Ratafia of d'Anis 301 Ratafia de Cafe 302 Ratafia de Cassis 303 Ratafia de Coings 304 Ratafia de Fleurs d'Oranges 305 Ratafia de Framboises 306 Ratafia de Génievre 307 Ratafia de Grenades 308 Ratafia de Grenobles 309 Ratafia de  ...
Jerry Thomas, 2012
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A New Supplement to the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, ...
Ratafia de Fleurs d'Orange. Take Jxij of orange-flowers, ftij of white sugar, and Oiv of brandy; steep the flowers in the brandy for a month or more ; add the sugar, and filter. Ratafia des Framboises is made like Ratafia de Cassis. Ratafia de ...
James Rennie, 1833
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Cooley's cyclopaedia of practical receipts, processes: and ...
RATAFIA. Originally, a liquor drank at the ratification of an agreement or treaty. It is now the common generic name in France of liqueurs compounded of spirit, sugar, and the odoriferous and flavouring principles of vegetables, more particularly ...
Arnold James Cooley, John Cargill Brough, 1864
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A Cyclopaedia of Practical Receipts, and Collateral ...
Ratafias are prepared by distillation, maceration, or extemporaneous admixture, in the manner explained under the head " Liqueurs." Ratafia d'Angeligue. From angelica seeds, 1 dr.; angelica stalk', 4 oz. ,- blanched bitter almonds, bruised, ...
Arnold James Cooley, 1856
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A Treatise on the Manufacture and Distillation of Alcoholic ...
Nomenclature and Receipts for Liqueurs by Infusion Ordinary Liqueurs Huile de Vanille Brou de Noix Ratafia de Cassis Cassis Ordinaire Ratafia de Framboises Ratafia de Coings Liqueurs Doubles Huile de Vanille Brou de Noix Ratafia de ...
Duplais, jr. (Pierre), Pierre Duplais (Jr.), Marcellus McKennie, 1871
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Glorious French Food: A Fresh Approach to the Classics
ALCOHOL HAS BEEN USED IN FRANCE SINCE at least the sixteenth century as a base for liqueurs, ratafia, and in sweetened and alcohol-preserved fruits, fruits à l'eau-de-vie. Ratafia is a creole word for a fruit liqueur made by steeping the ...
James Peterson, 2012
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Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c: Selected from the Best ...
A lee or sediment will fall to the bottom of the i ask, which sediment will be of great use in preserving the ratafia. The proportion of black cherries will be large in this ratafia, because the colour, which this is greatly valued for, chiefly comes from ...
‎1809
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A Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts
(Ratafia de framboises.) — a. Raspberries 8 lbs. ; proof spirit 2 quarts ; sugar 1 lb. ; digest, press, and filter. — b. Raspberry juice and proof spirit, of each 2 quarts ; sugar 3 lbs. ; as last 11. (Ratafia de genievre.) Juniper berries (whole) 1 oz.
Arnold James Cooley, 1846
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A cyclopædia of several thousand practical reciepts: and ...
(Ratafia de genievre.) Juniper berries (whole) 1 oz. ; proof spirit 1 quart ; sugar 5 oz. ; digest 12. (Ratafia de Btou de noix.) Young walnuts with soft shells 60 in no. ; brandy 2 quarts ; sugar j to 1 lb. ; mace, cinnamon, and cloves, of each 15 grs.
Arnold James Cooley, 1846
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Literary Bulletin Vol.II
... Rubino di Venezia, Chirnz (a sew Persian liqueur); Nomenclature and Receipts for Liqueurs by Infusion, Ordinary Liqueurs : Huile de Vanielle, Bron de Noix, Ratafia de Cassis, Cas&is Ordinaire, Ratafia de Framboixes, Ratafia de Coings; ...
‎1870

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RATAFIA»

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Temps de ratafia
El final de la revetlla va tenir regust de nous. Vaig posar a la coctelera ratafia, llima i gel i la vaig moure com si acompanyés les maraques a Tito Puente. «El Periódico de Catalunya, Jun 15»
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Goûtez au ratafia de cerise, l'apéritif préféré de Stendhal
Saint-Hilaire du Rosier, en Isère, est la seule commune de Rhône-Alpes à cultiver la variété de cerise la guigne (dite ratafia ou petite cerise noire), celle qui ... «Le Progrès, Jun 15»
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1842 Ratafia packaging
1842 Ratafia packaging. Packaging, Consumer. Ratafia 1842's new identity balances styles from the 19th and 21st centuries. The traditional liquor is made from ... «Communication Arts, May 15»
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Ratafia Russet
Ratafia Russet is a sweet liquor typical of Cataloniaa. The combination of simplicity and craft with details throughout make Ratafia beautiful and looks incredibly ... «The Dieline, Feb 15»
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Scott McCloud's New Graphic Novel Is 'The Sculptor'
Ms. Ratafia was thrilled about being the model for Meg. ... This time, he and Ms. Ratafia will be going to six European countries, as well as several stops in the ... «New York Times, Feb 15»
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A holiday food tour
Bakewell Pudding, a rich custard of egg yolks, butter, sugar, and flavouring—ratafia (almond) is suggested—poured over a layer of mixed jams an inch thick and ... «OUPblog, Dec 14»
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Besalú celebra la 22a Fira de la Ratafia
BESALÚ | JOSEP M. BARTOMEU La vila de Besalú es va veure obligada a celebrar ahir la 22a edició de la Fira de la Ratafia dins del teatre de Cal Tronc a ... «Diari de Girona, Nov 14»
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Fira de la Ratafia a Besalú
La principal novetat de la Fira de la ratafia d´enguany és el concurs de dolços que se celebrarà demà a la tarda. oficialment diumenge, 30 de novembre se ... «Diari de Girona, Nov 14»
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Santa Coloma tanca la Festa de la Ratafia amb un èxit de públic
SANTA COLOMA DE FARNERS | DDG La Fesa de la Ratafia ha tornat a consolidar Santa Coloma de Farners com un important atractiu turístic i cultural a la ... «Diari de Girona, Nov 14»
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La Festa de la Ratafia de Santa Coloma de Farners recupera una …
A la tardor, quan s'acosta el temps d'elaborar ratafia, diversos indrets del país organitzen fires i concursos. Una de les més populars és la Festa de la Ratafia, ... «VilaWeb, Nov 14»

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