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[awr-zhat; French awr-zha] /ˈɔr ʒæt; French ɔrˈʒa/
a syrup or drink made originally from barley but later from almonds, prepared with sugar and an extract of orange flowers.
Origin of orgeat
1745-55; < French < Provençal orjat, derivative of orge barley < Latin hordeum Unabridged
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  • Blan was in the act of handing a glass of orgeat to his wife.

  • Then add the orgeat, and whip the mixture well with a whisk, so as to whiten it.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • They treat their company with coffee, tea, lemonade, orgeat and cake.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • A joker kept crying from time to time: "orgeat, lemonade, beer."

  • The orgeat does not ferment and the thick liquid may be diluted in water, half an inch for a whole tumbler of iced water.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
  • It is made of equal portions of barley-water and orgeat of Chufas, and is highly iced.

    Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford
  • The trays on which were glasses of orgeat and glasses of syrup and water appeared only at long intervals.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac
  • It proves to be crowded with people in fancy attire, who have laid aside their masks to indulge in beer, orgeat, and sherbet.

    A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
  • The same joker kept on yelping in a shrill tone that rose above the murmur of conversation, "orgeat, lemonade, beer."

British Dictionary definitions for orgeat


/ˈɔːʒɑː; French ɔrʒa/
a drink made from barley or almonds, and orange flower water
Word Origin
C18: via French, from orge barley, from Latin hordeum
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