raki

[rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee]
noun
a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East.
Also, rakee.


Origin:
1665–75; < Turkish < Arabic ʿaraqī, equivalent to ʿaraq arrack + suffix of appurtenance

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raki or rakee (rɑːˈkiː, ˈrækɪ, rɑːˈkiː, ˈrækɪ)
 
n
a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics
 
[C17: from Turkish rāqī]
 
rakee or rakee
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish rāqī]

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