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A drink made of ground chufa, rice, or almonds combined with water, sweetened with sugar, and often flavored with cinnamon, usually served cold.

[Spanish, ultimately from Latin hordeum, barley (probably via Mozarabic *orǧata; akin to Old Italian orzata and Medieval Latin hordeātum, sweet drink made from barley).]
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Cashew nuts and almond essence were used instead of almond paste in recipes like dedos de dama, bolo sans rival, marzipan and in the making of the cooling drink orchata.