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A strong clear Scandinavian liquor distilled from potato or grain mash and flavored with caraway seed.

[Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian akvavit, from Medieval Latin aqua vītae, highly distilled spirits : Latin aqua, water; see aqua + Latin vītae, genitive of vīta, life; see vital.]


(Brewing) a grain- or potato-based spirit from the Scandinavian countries, flavoured with aromatic seeds and spices, esp caraway. Also called: akvavit
[from Scandinavian; see aqua vitae]


(ˈɑ kwəˌvit, ˈæk wə-)

a dry Scandinavian liquor flavored with caraway seeds.
[1885–90; < Dan, Swedish, Norwegian akvavit,aquavit < Latin; see aqua vitae]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquavit - Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
caraway seed - aromatic seeds of the caraway plant; used widely as seasoning
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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