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raki

or ra·kee

[ rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee ]
/ rɑˈki, rə-, ˈræk i, ˈrɑ ki /
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noun
a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East.
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Origin of raki

First recorded in 1610–20; from Ottoman Turkish raqi (Turkish raki ) “spirits, brandy,” from Arabic ʿaraqī, equivalent to ʿaraq arrack + a suffix indicating relationship or origin
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British Dictionary definitions for raki

raki

rakee

/ (rɑːˈkiː, ˈrækɪ) /

noun
a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics

Word Origin for raki

C17: from Turkish rāqī
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