- 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
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- the Russian name for the Aras
- a coarse spirit distilled in various Eastern countries from grain, rice, sugar cane, etc
Word Origin and History for araks
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.