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Jar of horchata (white)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish horchata, from Catalan (Valencian dialect) orxata (possibly via a Mozarabic source), from Vulgar Latin *hordeata ((drink, food) made of barley), from hordeum (barley). Alternatively the Spanish derived from Italian orzata.

Cognate to English and French orgeat (almond syrup), Italian orzata, and Surinamese Dutch orgeade.[1]

Various folk etymologies exist – see Horchata: etymology.

NounEdit

horchata (countable and uncountable, plural horchatas)

  1. A sweet beverage variously made with rice, chufa or morro seeds, water, sugar, and cinnamon, and sometimes with milk.

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  1. ^ Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels : Grossman, Anne Chotzinoff; Thomas, Lisa Grossman →ISBN

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EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Catalan (Valencian dialect) orxata (possibly via a Mozarabic source[1]), from Vulgar Latin *hordeata, from Latin hordeum (barley). However, the word was attested relatively late in Catalan as well (17th-18th century), so this is uncertain[2]. Alternatively, it may be of Italian origin; cf. orzata.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /orˈt͡ʃata/, [orˈt͡ʃat̪a]

NounEdit

horchata f (plural horchatas)

  1. horchata (sweet beverage)

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