liqueur

[ li-kur or, esp. British, -kyoo r; French lee-kœr ]
/ lɪˈkɜr or, esp. British, -ˈkyʊər; French liˈkœr /

noun

any of a class of alcoholic liquors, usually strong, sweet, and highly flavored, as Chartreuse or curaçao, generally served after dinner; cordial.

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Origin of liqueur

From French, dating back to 1735–45; see origin at liquor

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH liqueur

liqueur liquor
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British Dictionary definitions for liqueur

liqueur
/ (lɪˈkjʊə, French likœr) /

noun

  1. any of several highly flavoured sweetened spirits such as kirsch or cointreau, intended to be drunk after a meal
  2. (as modifier)liqueur glass
a small hollow chocolate sweet containing liqueur

Word Origin for liqueur

C18: from French; see liquor
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