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pulque

[poo l-kee; Spanish pool-ke] /ˈpʊl ki; Spanish ˈpul kɛ/
noun
1.
a fermented milky drink made from the juice of certain species of agave in Mexico.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Mexican Spanish
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British Dictionary definitions for pulque

pulque

/ˈpʊlkɪ; Spanish ˈpulke/
noun
1.
a light alcoholic drink from Mexico made from the juice of various agave plants, esp the maguey
Word Origin
C17: from Mexican Spanish, apparently from Nahuatl, from puliuhqui decomposed, since it will only keep for a day
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Word Origin and History for pulque
n.

1690s, from American Spanish pulque, of unknown origin, said to be a word from Araucanian (native language spoken in part of Chile), or else from some language of Mexico.

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Encyclopedia Article for pulque

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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