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alexander

or Al·ex·an·der

[ al-ig-zan-der, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn- /
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noun

a cocktail made with crème de cacao with gin or brandy (brandy alexander ) and sweet cream.

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Origin of alexander

First recorded in 1925–30; probably after the proper name

Definition for alexander (2 of 2)

Alexander
[ al-ig-zan-der, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn- /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for alexander

Alexander
/ (ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndə) /

noun

Harold (Rupert Leofric George), Earl Alexander of Tunis. 1891–1969, British field marshal in World War II, who organized the retreat from Dunkirk and commanded in North Africa (1943) and Sicily and Italy (1944–45); governor general of Canada (1946–52); British minister of defence (1952–54)
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