aquavit

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

noun

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

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Also ak·va·vit [ahk-vah-veet] /ˈɑk vɑˌvit/ .

Origin of aquavit

First recorded in 1885–90; from Danish, Swedish, Norwegian akvavit, aquavit, from Latin aqua vīt(ae) “water of life”
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British Dictionary definitions for aquavit

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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