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[pis-koh, pee-skoh; Spanish pee-skaw]
  1. a brandy made in the district near Pisco, a seaport in Peru.
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Origin of pisco

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish
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Examples from the Web for pisco

Historical Examples

  • This drink is pisco, lemon juice, and a teaspoonful of sugar.

    Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile

    Henry Stephens

  • They labour one day, and get drunk on pisco or the "strong water" on another.


    J. Tyrwhitt Brooks

  • The wine came from Pisco, 'which place is famous for wine, and was contained in jars of seven or eight gallons each.

  • A little way up the bay, on the mainland, is the sea-port of Pisco, a neat Spanish-built place.

  • To the south of Lima, in the Bay of Pisco, are found three small islands, or rather barren rocks.