grain alcohol

noun
alcohol ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1920–25

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grain alcohol
 
n
ethanol containing about 10 per cent of water, made by the fermentation of grain

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Example sentences
As they run the engine, a sweet grain alcohol smell fills their pit's corner of
  the convention center.
Ethanol is grain alcohol and it can be made from many plants.
Later, it became common to make vodka out of the local grain alcohol.
The best vodka is made from the purest grain alcohol, distilled from wheat or
  rye with a high starch content.
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