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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.]
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(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]
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aq•ua•vit(ˈɑ kwəˌvit, ˈæk wə-)
a dry Scandinavian liquor flavored with caraway seeds.
[1885–90; < Dan, Swedish, Norwegian akvavit,aquavit < Latin; see aqua vitae]
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|Noun||1.||aquavit - Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds|
caraway seed - aromatic seeds of the caraway plant; used widely as seasoning
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