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pul·que

 (po͞ol′kā′, -kē, po͝ol′-)
n.
A thick fermented alcoholic beverage made in Mexico from various species of agave.

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl (octli) poliuhqui, spoiled (pulque) : poliuh-, to perish, become spoiled + -qui, agent noun suff. (the Nahuatl designation of spoiled pulque probably being misunderstood by Spanish speakers as the word for all pulque because the drink spoils quickly).]

pulque

(ˈpʊlkɪ; Spanish ˈpulke)
n
(Brewing) a light alcoholic drink from Mexico made from the juice of various agave plants, esp the maguey
[C17: from Mexican Spanish, apparently from Nahuatl, from puliuhqui decomposed, since it will only keep for a day]

pul•que

(ˈpʊl ki, -keɪ)

n.
a fermented milky drink made from the juice of certain species of agave in Mexico.
[1685–95; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulque - fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
Agave atrovirens, maguey - Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
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Mas alla de los obligados tequila y mezcal, que son reconocidos como simbolos nacionales, la cocina de nuestro pais se complementa con otras de sus bebidas, como el pulque y el cada vez mas importante vino mexicano.
Alcoholic beverages like pulque, mescal and tequila can also be made after the plant is fermented through proper procedures.
The only way to consume Agave Americana is by fermenting the liquid from the plant to create an alcoholic drink called pulque.
The cycle of scarcity and surplus is creating significant angst among agave producers in Mexico, particularly in light of growing demand at home and abroad for popular spirits like tequila, pulque, and mescal.
En primer lugar, me parece muy acertada la decision de Pulido de iniciar su libro con un analisis socioespacial de los escenarios en donde transcurre esta historia: pulquerias, cantinas, fondas y figones (los dos ultimos eran pequenos comercios en donde el pulque acompanaba el expendio de alimentos).
Los indios, que hablaban y siguen hablando quedito, a la defensiva, solo proferian palabras altisonantes bajo los efectos del pulque.
USPRwire, Sun Oct 11 2015] Mexicans feel pride in consuming traditional Spirits such as Mezcal, Pulque and Tequila.
Te empujas un dedal de pulque y se te olvida lo que te trae sufriendo
De acuerdo con Seler (1900: 96; 1963, 2: 204), se trata de una variante del yacameztli o yacauicolli propio de los dioses del pulque.
Hopefully, lambanog which is theorized to be the ancestor of Tequila (as Filipino spirit making was brought to Mexico and applied to Pulque instead of Tuba.
Other themes covered include the role of gender in daily life (with women's activities in maguey cultivation, pulque production, and money lending receiving particular attention), microregional variation, and changing language patterns beyond kinship terminology.
Durante mucho tiempo se ha creido que la produccion, distribucion y consumo de maguey y pulque compete solo a estados del Centro de Mexico: Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Estado de Mexico, Distrito Federal, etc.