[pool-kee; Spanish pool-ke]
a fermented milky drink made from the juice of certain species of agave in Mexico.

1685–95; < Mexican Spanish

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pulque (ˈpʊlkɪ, Spanish ˈpulke)
a light alcoholic drink from Mexico made from the juice of various agave plants, esp the maguey
[C17: from Mexican Spanish, apparently from Nahuatl, from puliuhqui decomposed, since it will only keep for a day]

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fermented alcoholic beverage made in Mexico since the pre-Columbian era. Cloudy and whitish in appearance, it has a sour buttermilk-like flavour and about 6 percent alcohol content. It is made from fermented aguamiel ("honey water"), the sap of any of several species of the agave, or maguey, plant (often called century plant).

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The pulque drink and the maguey plant appear first on these high and dry plains.
The pulque drink and the maguey plant appear first on these.
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