samshu

samshu

(ˈsæmʃuː; -sjuː) or

samshoo

n
(Brewing) an alcoholic drink from China that is made from fermented rice and resembles sake
[C17: perhaps modification of Chinese shao chiu spirits that will burn, from shao to burn + chiu spirits]
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