Rat`a*fi"a (?), n. [F., fr. Malay arak arrack + tafia a spirit distilled from molasses.]

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, cura&cced;ao, etc.

[Written also ratifia and ratafee.]


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