Origin of orgeatFrench ; from ProvenÃ§al orjat ; from orge, barley ; from Classical Latin hordeum ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ?hrzd, barley from source German gerste
Origin of orgeatFrench, from Old French, syrup made from barley, from Old Provençal orjat, from ordj, orge, barley, from Latin hordeum.
- A sweet syrup made from sugar and almonds (originally barley) and rose water or orange flower water.
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