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


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

Origin of aquavit

1885–90; < Danish, Swedish, Norwegian akvavit, aquavit < Latin aqua vīt(ae) water of life Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aquavit

/ (ˈækwəˌvɪt) /


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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