[kwahn-troh; French kwan-troh]
- a colorless, orange-flavored liqueur.
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Examples from the Web for cointreau
Well yes he did, supplemented with beers and wine and Cointreau and Champagne.The Final Roar: Paul Reid on Finishing William Manchester’s Life of Churchill
November 16, 2012
Georgie insisted on sparkling Moselle, and we had two bottles, and three rounds of Cointreau triple sec.Nights in London
Even when the evening lengthened and he became more lucid under the stimulus of cornwhisky and cointreau he could not shake them.
There they entertained him with two bottles of cointreau and a stone demijohn of cornwhisky.
- trademark a colourless liqueur with orange flavouring
Word Origin and History for cointreau
orange-flavored liqueur, named for founders Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau, brothers from Angers, France, who set up Cointreau Distillery in 1849. The orange liqueur dates from 1875.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper