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latte

[ lah-tey Italian laht-te ]
/ ˈlɑ teɪ Italian ˈlɑt tɛ /
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noun

Also called caffè latte [kaf-ey lah-tey; Italian kahf-fe laht-te] /ˈkæf eɪ ˈlɑ teɪ; Italian ˈkɑf fɛ ˈlɑt tɛ/. hot espresso with steamed milk, usually topped with foamed milk.
a similar beverage made with tea in place of espresso.

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Nearby words

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Origin of latte

1990–95; < Italian (caffè) latte “(coffee with) milk”
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British Dictionary definitions for latte

latte

/ (ˈlæteɪ, ˈlɑːteɪ) /

noun

coffee made with hot milk

Word Origin for latte

C20: from Italian (caffè e) latte (coffee and) milk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for latte

latte


n.

by 1990, espresso coffee with milk, short for caffè latte, from Italian, literally "milk coffee" (see cafe au lait).

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