- any of various spirituous liquors distilled in the East Indies and other parts of the East and Middle East from the fermented sap of toddy palms, or from fermented molasses, rice, or other materials.
Origin of arrack
Examples from the Web for arak
Contemporary Examples of arak
It prohibits the manufacture of new centrifuges and work on the Arak reactor.Obama and the Munich Katrinas
November 26, 2013
The heavy water Arak reactor is scheduled to become active in the summer of 2014.
By the summer of 2014, the heavy water Arak reactor is scheduled to become active.
Some put it bluntly: They say that if Arak starts working, Iran's bomb is inevitable.
Some put it bluntly: they say that if Arak starts working, Iran's bomb is inevitable.
Historical Examples of arak
For we were in accord about this, that in New York whiskey is better than arak.The Book of Khalid
If the sahib will beat him with a whip he will tell who brought the arak.The Three Sapphires
W. A. Fraser
We first began by drinking, as is the Turkish fashion, some excellent liqueur which is called in these parts "arak."
He replied, "I would go to your country if you would give me lots of tej and arak, and nothing to do."
You fellows seem to think you can get away with making it with 'arak, and your customers won't know the difference.The Star Lord
- a coarse spirit distilled in various Eastern countries from grain, rice, sugar cane, etc
Word Origin for arrack
c.1600, probably picked up in India, ultimately from Arabic araq, literally "sweat, juice;" used of native liquors in Eastern countries, especially those distilled from fermented sap of coconut palm, sometimes from rice or molasses.