raki

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rak·i

also rak·ee  (răk′ē, rä′kē, rä′kə)
n. pl. rak·is also rak·ees
A brandy of Turkey and the Balkans, distilled from grapes, plums, or other fruits and flavored with anise.

[Turkish rakı, from Arabic 'araq, arak; see arak.]

raki

(rɑːˈkiː; ˈrækɪ) or

rakee

n
(Brewing) a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics. Compare rakia
[C17: from Turkish rāqī]