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An alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented sap of the blue agave.
[American Spanish, after Tequila, a town of west-central Mexico.]
1. (Brewing) a spirit that is distilled in Mexico from an agave plant and forms the basis of many mixed drinks
2. (Plants) the plant, Agave tequilana, from which this drink is made
[C19: from Mexican Spanish, from Tequila, region of Mexico]
a strong liquor from Mexico, distilled from fermented mash of the agave.
[1840–50; after Tequila, a town in Jalisco]
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|Noun||1.||tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant|
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
Agave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequila