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raki

[rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee] /rɑˈki, rə-, ˈræk i, ˈrɑ ki/
noun
1.
a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East.
Also, rakee.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Turkish < Arabic ʿaraqī, equivalent to ʿaraq arrack + suffix of appurtenance
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raki

/rɑːˈkiː; ˈrækɪ/
noun
1.
a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish rāqī
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