piña colada

[ peen-yuh koh-lah-duh, kuh-lah- ]
/ ˈpin yə koʊˈlɑ də, kəˈlɑ- /


a tall mixed drink of rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and ice usually frappéed in a blender.
a flavor of ice cream, soft drinks, etc., made with coconut milk and pineapple juice.

Origin of piña colada

1920–25; < Spanish: literally, strained pineapple
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British Dictionary definitions for pina colada

piña colada

/ (ˈpiːnjə kəˈlɑːdə) /


a drink consisting of pineapple juice, coconut, and rum

Word Origin for piña colada

C20: from Spanish, literally: strained pineapple
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Word Origin and History for pina colada

pina colada


1942, from Spanish piña colada, literally "strained pineapple." First element from Latin pinea (see pineapple). For second element, see colander.

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