Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

noun
1.
a mixed drink made principally with vodka and tomato juice.
2.

Origin:
1955–60

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Mary I

noun
("Bloody Mary") 1516–58, queen of England 1553–58 (wife of Philip II of Spain; daughter of Henry VIII).
Also called Mary Tudor.
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Bloody Mary
 
n
a drink consisting of tomato juice and vodka

Mary I
 
n
family name Tudor, known as Bloody Mary. 1516--58, queen of England (1553--58). The daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, she married Philip II of Spain in 1554. She restored Roman Catholicism to England and about 300 Protestants were burnt at the stake as heretics

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Bloody Mary
the drink, is from 1956, named for Mary Tudor, queen of England 1553-58, who earned her epithet for vigorous prosecution of Protestants. The drink earned its, apparently, simply for being red from tomato juice.
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