Related to cachaca: Aguardiente


or ca·cha·ça  (kə-shä′sə)
A white Brazilian rum made from sugarcane.

[Brazilian Portuguese cachaça, of unknown origin.]
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a white Brazilian rum made from sugar cane
[c19: from Brazilian Portuguese]
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