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Margarita

[mahr-guh-ree-tuh]
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noun (often lowercase)
  1. a cocktail made of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur, usually served in a salt-rimmed glass.
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Origin of Margarita

1960–65; < American Spanish; apparently special use of Spanish Margarita Margaret
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British Dictionary definitions for margarita

margarita

noun
  1. a mixed drink consisting of tequila and lemon juice
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Word Origin

C20: from the woman's name

Margarita

noun
  1. an island in the Caribbean, off the NE coast of Venezuela: pearl fishing. Capital: La Asunción
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Word Origin and History for margarita

Margarita

n.

cocktail made with tequila, 1963, from the fem. proper name, the Spanish form of Margaret. Earlier "a Spanish wine" (1920).

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