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te·qui·la

 (tə-kē′lə)
n.
An alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented sap of the blue agave.

[American Spanish, after Tequila, a town of west-central Mexico.]

tequila

(tɪˈkiːlə)
n
1. (Brewing) a spirit that is distilled in Mexico from an agave plant and forms the basis of many mixed drinks
2. (Plants) the plant, Agave tequilana, from which this drink is made
[C19: from Mexican Spanish, from Tequila, region of Mexico]

te•qui•la

(təˈki lə)

n.
a strong liquor from Mexico, distilled from fermented mash of the agave.
[1840–50; after Tequila, a town in Jalisco]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave planttequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
Agave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequila
Translations
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téquila
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