from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweet flavoring of orange and almond used in cocktails and food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sweet syrup made from sugar and almonds (or originally barley) and rose water or orange flower water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sirup in which, formerly, a decoction of barley entered, but which is now prepared with an emulsion of almonds, -- used to flavor beverages or edibles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A syrup made from almonds (originally barley), sugar, and Orange-flower water.
French, from Old French, from Old Provençal orjat, from ordj, orge, barley, from Latin hordeum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, from orge barley, Latin hordeum. (Wiktionary)