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aquavit

[ ah-kwuh-veet, ak-wuh- ]
/ ˈɑ kwəˌvit, ˈæk wə- /
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noun

a dry spirit, especially of Scandinavia, made from redistilled grain or potato alcohol and usually flavored with caraway seeds.

Nearby words

aquashow, aquatic, aquatics, aquatint, aquatone, aquavit, aqueduct, aqueduct of sylvius, aqueductus, aqueous, aqueous ammonia
Also akvavit.

Origin of aquavit

1885–90; < Danish, Swedish, Norwegian akvavit, aquavit < Latin aqua vīt(ae) water of life
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aquavit

/ (ˈækwəˌvɪt) /

noun

a grain- or potato-based spirit from the Scandinavian countries, flavoured with aromatic seeds and spices, esp carawayAlso called: akvavit

Word Origin for aquavit

from Scandinavian; see aqua vitae
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