noun (often lowercase)

a cocktail made of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur, usually served in a salt-rimmed glass.

Origin of Margarita

1960–65; < American Spanish; apparently special use of Spanish Margarita Margaret Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a mixed drink consisting of tequila and lemon juice

Word Origin for margarita

C20: from the woman's name



an island in the Caribbean, off the NE coast of Venezuela: pearl fishing. Capital: La Asunción
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Word Origin and History for margarita



cocktail made with tequila, 1963, from the fem. proper name, the Spanish form of Margaret. Earlier "a Spanish wine" (1920).

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