batter2 /ˈbatə/

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I. noun

1. [ mass noun] a semi-liquid mixture of flour, egg, and milk or water, used for making pancakes or for coating food before frying.

pancake batter.
[ count noun]
a batter thin enough to be poured.
2.
(N. Amer.) a mixture of ingredients for a cake.
3.
[Printing] a damaged area of metal type or a printing block.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French bateure ‘the action of beating’, from batre ‘to beat’.

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