[awr-zhat; French awr-zha]
  1. 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a drink made from barley or almonds, and orange flower water

Word Origin for orgeat

C18: via French, from orge barley, from Latin hordeum
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