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latte
n. milk (Italian); cafe latte, beverage that is made from espresso mixed with hot or frothed steamed milk

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Latte
A latte ( or ) is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. The term as used in English is a shortened form of the Italian caffè latte or caffellatte , which means "milk coffee". The word is also sometimes incorrectly spelled latté or lattè in English with different kinds of accents, which can be a hyperforeignism (a mistake) or a deliberate attempt to help customers realize the word is not pronounced as this combination of letters would normally be interpreted by native speakers. In northern Europe and Scandinavia the term 'café au lait' has traditionally been used for the combination of espresso and milk, but this term is used in the US for brewed coffee and scalded milk. In France, 'caffè latte' is mostly known from American coffee chains; a combination of espresso and steamed milk equivalent to a 'latte' is in French called 'grand crème' and in German 'Milchkaffee' or 'Melange'. Variants include replacing the coffee with another drink base such as masala chai (spiced Indian tea), mate or matcha, and other types of milk, such as soy milk are also used.

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latte

Noun
1. strong espresso coffee with a topping of frothed steamed milk
(synonym) caffe latte
(hypernym) espresso


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Latte (die)
nf. batten, board, lath, thin strip of wood; crossbar

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latte
nf. lath, thin flat strip of wood; group of thin strips of wood
 
latter
v. lath, cover with strips of wood, line with laths


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