[ al-kur-meez ]
/ ælˈkɜr miz /
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a Mediterranean liqueur made from brandy flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices, and colored red with kermes or cochineal.
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Origin of alkermes
1595–1605; <Spanish <Arabic al the + qirmizkermes
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