aguardiente

[ah-gwahr-dee-en-tee; Spanish ah-gwahr-thyen-te]
noun
1.
a type of brandy made in Spain and Portugal.
2.
a liquor, popular in South and Central America, made from sugar cane.
3.
(in Spanish-speaking countries) any distilled spirit.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism; < Spanish, contraction of agua ardiente literally, fiery water; see aqua, ardent

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aguardiente (aɣwarˈðjente)
 
n
any inferior brandy or similar spirit, esp from Spain, Portugal, or South America
 
[C19: Spanish: burning water]

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At the supper table he plied his chocolate hued partner with aguardiente so freely that she became totally oblivious.
These, with a bottle of aguardiente, are his capital for this world and the next.
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