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 (po͞ol′kā′, -kē, po͝ol′-)
A thick fermented alcoholic beverage made in Mexico from various species of agave.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl (octli) poliuhqui, spoiled (pulque) : poliuh-, to perish, become spoiled + -qui, agent noun suff. (the Nahuatl designation of spoiled pulque probably being misunderstood by Spanish speakers as the word for all pulque because the drink spoils quickly).]


(ˈpʊlkɪ; Spanish ˈpulke)
(Brewing) a light alcoholic drink from Mexico made from the juice of various agave plants, esp the maguey
[C17: from Mexican Spanish, apparently from Nahuatl, from puliuhqui decomposed, since it will only keep for a day]


(ˈpʊl ki, -keɪ)

a fermented milky drink made from the juice of certain species of agave in Mexico.
[1685–95; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulque - fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
Agave atrovirens, maguey - Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
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Celso is just one of the dozens of street vendors who have fed me my entire life, from outlaws who smuggle in cheeses and quince paste to people who sell us goat meat from their own herds to the kind women who make fresh corn on the cob to guys who make homemade pulque.
Perhaps the most interesting drink is the Tour de Mexico, which showcases five examples of the agave: tequila, mezcal, sotol, pulque (a beer-like drink) and agave nectar.
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This vessel was clearly used for serving liquids, with the possibility that the drink was pulque, the fermented agave sap that was the most common alcoholic beverage in the Aztec period and is still produced in the region.
Other themes covered include the role of gender in daily life (with women's activities in maguey cultivation, pulque production, and money lending receiving particular attention), microregional variation, and changing language patterns beyond kinship terminology.
Agave species are typical components of the arid and semiarid parts of Mexico, with a long tradition of uses, in particular for making alcoholic drinks such as pulque, tequila and mezcal.
These results agree, except for the number of instars, with those reported by Siller (1985), who pointed out that in pulque maguey A.
It is from the vascular water that the pulque is made.
Chapter 18 focuses on the use of a piece of cloth wrapped around human excrement (muneca, a doll in Spanish) as a fermentation accelerator in the process of making pulque, a traditional drink of the highlands of Meso-America.
Beware of the indelible pencil he uses to write the letters that you dictate to him on the way to Cuernavaca, of his saliva, of the sulfurous water of Cuautla Springs, of the pulque with champagne.
Large amounts of pulque, an intoxicating drink, were consumed by all participants, and then following this observance, which Sahagun translates as "The Children all Drink Wine," the ceremony came to an end (Sahagun, 1951).