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Margarita

[mahr-guh-ree-tuh] /ˌmɑr gəˈri tə/
noun, (often lowercase)
1.
a cocktail made of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur, usually served in a salt-rimmed glass.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < American Spanish; apparently special use of Spanish Margarita Margaret
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British Dictionary definitions for Margarita

margarita

/ˌmɑːɡəˈriːtə/
noun
1.
a mixed drink consisting of tequila and lemon juice
Word Origin
C20: from the woman's name

Margarita

/ˌmɑːɡəˈriːtə/
noun
1.
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
n.

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

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