- (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.
Origin of balche
< American Spanish < Yucatec Mayan
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Examples from the Web for balche
Mrs. Balche was reminded of her own cat, and went to give it a little cream.
It may refer to balche (or baleze), the ceremonial drink, the symbol indicating the phonetic element b.Day Symbols of the Maya Year
Florence was idly in the thoughts, however, of Mrs. Balche, the next-door neighbour to the south.