Origin of arrack
Examples from the Web for arrack
Among the things I had sent for was a box of arrack, and I was now of course besieged with requests for a little drop.The Malay Archipelago|Alfred Russell Wallace
Arrack, a spirituous liquor, especially that distilled from the juice of the cocoa-nut tree and from fermented rice.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
His punch had the aroma of arrack, though not arrack punch in the strict sense of the word.
They too have kalasams, and, when they are tired of rushing and barking, they drink the arrack in them.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
The arrack had been carried off, and the mollusc lay, entirely destroyed, on one side.In the Eastern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for arrack
Word Origin for arrack
Word Origin and History 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.