[ sam-shoo, -syoo ]
/ ˈsæm ʃu, -syu /
a Chinese liqueur distilled from millet or rice.
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Origin of samshu
1690–1700; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) sàam-sìu, akin to Chinese sān shāo three boilings, brewings
Words nearby samshu
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And then, I suppose, after being kicked for getting tipsy on samshu, the men never drink any more?Stan Lynn|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for samshu
/ (ˈsæmʃuː, -sjuː) /
an alcoholic drink from China that is made from fermented rice and resembles sake
Word Origin for samshu
C17: perhaps modification of Chinese shao chiu spirits that will burn, from shao to burn + chiu spirits
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