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[mahr-guh-ree-tuh] /ˌmɑr gəˈri tə/
noun, (often lowercase)
a cocktail made of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur, usually served in a salt-rimmed glass.
Origin of Margarita
1960-65; < American Spanish; apparently special use of Spanish Margarita Margaret Unabridged
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  • Alessandro being dead, Margarita would no longer be her enemy, and Margarita could perhaps help her.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Dismissing Henry for the moment, Carmody recalled Margarita.

    They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
  • If anything were needed to place Margarita's father in our estimations, that Burgundy would have done it!

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • Margarita had contrived to gain my interest by the assiduity of her attentions.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Sister Margarita rocked herself to and fro in her seat and crossed her arms on her breast.

    Devil Stories Various
  • I too have been in conflict, real physical conflict, with Margarita.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • Truly he has done Cologne good service, and if Margarita, my daughter, can be persuaded—'

British Dictionary definitions for Margarita


a mixed drink consisting of tequila and lemon juice
Word Origin
C20: from the woman's name


an island in the Caribbean, off the NE coast of Venezuela: pearl fishing. Capital: La Asunción
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Word Origin and History for Margarita

cocktail made with tequila, 1963, from the fem. proper name, the Spanish form of Margaret. Earlier "a Spanish wine" (1920).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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