Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drink made of ground chufa, rice, or almonds combined with water, sweetened with sugar, and often flavored with cinnamon, usually served cold.

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  • noun a sweet beverage variously made with rice, chufa or morro seeds, water, sugar, and cinnamon, and sometimes with milk

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, ultimately from Latin hordeum, barley (probably via Mozarabic *orǧata; akin to Old Italian orzata and Medieval Latin hordeātum, sweet drink made from barley).]

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Catalan (Valencian dialect) orxata, from ordiata, ordi ("barley") + -ata ("-ate, of, made from"), from Latin *hordeata, from hordeum ("barely").

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  • "'...we were walking to the village to drink horchata when we met Dr von Liebig. I asked him to join us.'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 41

    March 19, 2008