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pul·que(po͞ol′kā′, -kē, po͝ol′-)
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).]
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pulque(ˈpʊlkɪ; Spanish ˈpulke)
(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]
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pul•que(ˈpʊl ki, -keɪ)
a fermented milky drink made from the juice of certain species of agave in Mexico.
[1685–95; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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