aguardiente

[ ah-gwahr-dee-en-tee; Spanish ah-gwahr-th yen-te ]
/ ɑˌgwɑr diˈɛn ti; Spanish ˌɑ gwɑrˈðyɛn tɛ /

noun

a type of brandy made in Spain and Portugal.
a liquor, popular in South and Central America, made from sugar cane.
(in Spanish-speaking countries) any distilled spirit.

Origin of aguardiente

1815–25, Americanism; < Spanish, contraction of agua ardiente literally, fiery water; see aqua, ardent
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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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