[ah-gwahr-dee-en-tee; Spanish ah-gwahr-th yen-te]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for aguardiente
They desired not to eat or to drink—not even of my aguardiente, which is the best.Cabbages and Kings
We shall give him a share for the provisions, for the tools, for the aguardiente.The Story of a Mine
He readily yields to it, and tosses off another glass of the aguardiente.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
Was he drunk with aguardiente, or had his jealousy turned his brain?A Sappho of Green Springs
Goes to gateway, but pauses at table, and begins to fill a glass of aguardiente.Two Men of Sandy Bar
- any inferior brandy or similar spirit, esp from Spain, Portugal, or South America
C19: literally: burning water
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