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ar·ak

 (ăr′ək, ə-răk′)
n.
1. Any of various alcoholic liquors of the Middle East, distilled from grapes, raisins, or dates and flavored with anise.
2. See arrack.

[Arabic, short for 'araq al-tamr, literally, sweat of the date (the liquor having originally been distilled from date wine) : 'araq, sweat (from 'ariqa, to sweat; see ʕrq in Semitic roots) + al-, the + tamr, date.]

ar•rack

or ar•ak

(ˈær ək, əˈræk)

n.
a distilled beverage, esp. of the Middle East, made from fermented grain, rice, or dates.
[1595–1605; < Arabic ‘araq literally, sweat, juice]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arak - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molassesarak - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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