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A cocktail made with tequila, an orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon or lime juice, often served with salt encrusted on the rim of the glass.
[Perhaps from Spanish margarita, daisy (on the model of English magnolia, a kind of cocktail popular before the margarita), or from the Spanish name Margarita, Margaret, both from Latin margarīta, pearl, from Greek margarītēs; see margarite.]
(Brewing) a mixed drink consisting of tequila and lemon juice
[C20: from the woman's name]
(Placename) an island in the Caribbean, off the NE coast of Venezuela: pearl fishing. Capital: La Asunción
mar•ga•ri•ta(ˌmɑr gəˈri tə)
n., pl. -tas.
a cocktail of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
[1960–65; < Sp, Margaret]