raki

or ra·kee

[ rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee ]
/ rɑˈki, rə-, ˈræk i, ˈrɑ ki /

noun

a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East.

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Origin of raki

1665–75; <Turkish <Arabic ʿaraqī, equivalent to ʿaraqarrack + suffix of appurtenance
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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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