arak

[ar-uhk, uh-rak]
noun
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arrack or arak (ˈærək)
 
n
a coarse spirit distilled in various Eastern countries from grain, rice, sugar cane, etc
 
[C17: from Arabic `araq sweat, sweet juice, liquor]
 
arak or arak
 
n
 
[C17: from Arabic `araq sweat, sweet juice, liquor]

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