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aguardiente

[ ah-gwahr-dee-en-tee; Spanish ah-gwahr-thyen-te ]
/ ɑˌgwɑr diˈɛn ti; Spanish ˌɑ gwɑrˈðyɛn tɛ /
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noun
a type of brandy made in Spain and Portugal.
a liquor, popular in South and Central America, made from sugarcane.
(in Spanish-speaking countries) any distilled spirit.
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Origin of aguardiente

An Americanism first recorded in 1815–25; from Spanish, contraction of agua ardiente literally, “fiery water”; see aqua, ardent

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British Dictionary definitions for aguardiente

aguardiente
/ Spanish (aɣwarˈðjente) /

noun
any inferior brandy or similar spirit, esp from Spain, Portugal, or South America

Word Origin for aguardiente

C19: literally: burning water
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