balche

or bal·ché

[ bahl-chey ]
/ bɑlˈtʃeɪ /

noun

(among the Yucatec Maya) a drink made from the bark of a leguminous tree, Lonchocarpus violaceus, which is soaked in honey and water and fermented.

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Origin of balche

<American Spanish <Yucatec Mayan
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Example sentences from the Web for balche

  • Mrs. Balche was reminded of her own cat, and went to give it a little cream.

    Gentle Julia|Booth Tarkington
  • It may refer to balche (or baleze), the ceremonial drink, the symbol indicating the phonetic element b.

  • Florence was idly in the thoughts, however, of Mrs. Balche, the next-door neighbour to the south.

    Gentle Julia|Booth Tarkington