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Curaçao

[ koor-uh-sou, -soh, kyoor-; koor-uh-sou, -soh, kyoor- ]

noun

  1. the main island of the Netherlands Antilles, off the NW coast of Venezuela. 173 sq. mi. (448 sq. km). : Willemstad.
  2. (lowercase) Also cu·ra·çao [] a cordial or liqueur flavored with the peel of the sour orange.


Curaçao

/ ˌkjʊərəˈsəʊ /

noun

  1. an island in the Caribbean, the largest in the Netherlands Antilles. Capital: Willemstad. Pop: 146 836 (2013 est). Area: 444 sq km (171 sq miles)
  2. an orange-flavoured liqueur originally made there


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The places they came from—the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Curaçao—were distinct but also kindred.

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The others were laughing, sprawling in their chairs, and sipping curacao and taking a sandwich or a cigarette.

And so it comes to this: We desire to make for the Dutch settlement of Curacao as straightly as possible.

He started on curacao, which I reckoned was a new drink to him, and presently his tongue ran freely.

Lashings of stuff we put up: port wine and sherry and curacao to which we did ample justice.

Well, Isaac had a brother, Ezekiel by name, who carried on business in Curacao; you may have heard of him too.

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