aquavit

[ah-kwuh-veet, ak-wuh-]
noun
a dry spirit, especially of Scandinavia, made from redistilled grain or potato alcohol and usually flavored with caraway seeds.
Also, akvavit.


Origin:
1885–90; < Danish, Swedish, Norwegian akvavit, aquavit < Latin aqua vīt(ae) water of life

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aquavit (ˈækwəˌvɪt)
 
n
Also called: akvavit a grain- or potato-based spirit from the Scandinavian countries, flavoured with aromatic seeds and spices, esp caraway
 
[from Scandinavian; see aqua vitae]

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It was a good, strong cheese but no one could taste the aquavit.
Aquavit has a pure, fresh dill flavor with a hint of aniseed and a tasty trace of sweetness for the after-taste.
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