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Cuba libre

[kyoo-buh-lee-bruh] /ˈkyu bəˈli brə/
a drink of rum and cola.
Origin of Cuba libre
1895-1900; < Spanish: literally, free Cuba (a toast used in the uprising against Spain in 1895) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Cuba libre
Historical Examples
  • Manuela and I are alone, are free in the mountains of Cuba libre.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • These two large provinces are spoken of to-day as Cuba libre.

  • Cespedes was the son of a patriot who had died for Cuba libre.

    By-Ways of War

    James Jeffrey Roche
  • "Cuba libre" was an accomplished fact among the nations of the world.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The Cuban revolution had no money with which to pay salaries, but all men served for the sake of Cuba libre.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • It had only one plank in its platform—Cuba libre y Independiente—whatever the cost to the island and its people.

    Cuba, Old and New Albert Gardner Robinson
  • In fact, the Cuban women have given innumerable proofs of their devotion, body and soul, to the cause of "Cuba libre."

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
British Dictionary definitions for Cuba libre

Cuba libre

/ˈkjuːbə ˈliːbrə/
(mainly US) a drink of rum, cola, lime juice, and ice
Word Origin
Spanish, literally: free Cuba, a toast during the Cuban War of Independence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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