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alkermes

[al-kur-meez] /ælˈkɜr miz/
noun
1.
a Mediterranean liqueur made from brandy flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices, and colored red with kermes or cochineal.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Spanish < Arabic al the + qirmiz kermes
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