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tequila

[tuh-kee-luh] /təˈki lə/
noun
1.
a strong liquor from Mexico, distilled from fermented mash of an agave.
2.
the plant itself, Agave tequilana.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; after Tequila, a town in Jalisco, Mexico, a center for its production
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tequila

/tɪˈkiːlə/
noun
1.
a spirit that is distilled in Mexico from an agave plant and forms the basis of many mixed drinks
2.
the plant, Agave tequilana, from which this drink is made
Word Origin
C19: from Mexican Spanish, from Tequila, region of Mexico
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Word Origin and History for tequila
n.

1849, from American Spanish tequila, from Tequila, name of a district in central Mexico noted for the fine quality of its tequila. Tequila sunrise is attested by 1965.

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