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arrack

or ar·ak

[ ar-uhk, uh-rak ]
/ ˈær ək, əˈræk /
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noun

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.

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Origin of arrack

1595–1605; <Arabic ʿaraq literally, sweat, juice; see raki
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British Dictionary definitions for arrack

arrack

arak

/ (ˈærək) /

noun

a coarse spirit distilled in various Eastern countries from grain, rice, sugar cane, etc
C17: from Arabic `araq sweat, sweet juice, liquor
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