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[kwahn-troh; French kwan-troh] /ˈkwɑn troʊ; French kwɛ̃ˈtroʊ/
a colorless, orange-flavored liqueur. Unabridged
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  • There they entertained him with two bottles of Cointreau and a stone demijohn of cornwhisky.

  • Georgie insisted on sparkling Moselle, and we had two bottles, and three rounds of Cointreau triple sec.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • Even when the evening lengthened and he became more lucid under the stimulus of cornwhisky and Cointreau he could not shake them.

British Dictionary definitions for Cointreau


trademark a colourless liqueur with orange flavouring
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Contemporary definitions for Cointreau

an orange-flavored French liqueur that is a colorless form of curaçao

Word Origin

created in 1849 in France by confectioner Adolphe Cointreau and his brother, Edouard-Jean

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Word Origin and History for Cointreau

orange-flavored liqueur, named for founders Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau, brothers from Angers, France, who set up Cointreau Distillery in 1849. The orange liqueur dates from 1875.

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