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po·teen(pə-tēn′, pō-, pə-chēn′)
Unlawfully distilled Irish whiskey.
[Irish Gaelic poitín, small pot, poteen, from pota, pot, from English pot.]
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(Brewing) (in Ireland) illicit spirit, often distilled from potatoes
[C19: from Irish poitín little pot, from pota pot]
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po•teen(pəˈtin, -ˈtʃin, -ˈθin, poʊ-)
(in Ireland) illicitly distilled whiskey.
[1805–15; < Irish poitín literally, small pot, diminutive of pota pot1]
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An Irish word meaning little pot, used to mean Irish whiskey distilled illegally.
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