vodka

[ vod-kuh ]
/ ˈvɒd kə /
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noun

an unaged, colorless, distilled spirit, originally made in Russia.

Origin of vodka

1795–1805; < Russian vódka, equivalent to vod(á) water + -ka noun suffix
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vodka

/ (ˈvɒdkə) /

noun

an alcoholic drink originating in Russia, made from grain, potatoes, etc, usually consisting only of rectified spirit and water

Word Origin for vodka

C19: from Russian, diminutive of voda water; related to Sanskrit udan water, Greek hudōr
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