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samshu

[sam-shoo, -syoo] /ˈsæm ʃu, -syu/
noun
1.
a Chinese liqueur distilled from millet or rice.
Origin
dialectal Chinese
1690-1700
1690-1700; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) sàam-sìu, akin to Chinese sān shāo three boilings, brewings
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samshu

/ˈsæmʃuː; -sjuː/
noun
1.
an alcoholic drink from China that is made from fermented rice and resembles sake
Word Origin
C17: perhaps modification of Chinese shao chiu spirits that will burn, from shao to burn + chiu spirits
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