Gin Gin (j[i^]n), n. [Contr. from Geneva. See 2d {Geneva}.] A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called {Hollands} and {Holland gin}, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hollands — [häl′əndz] n. [Du hollandsch (genever)] a strongly flavored gin made in the Netherlands, with the flavorings distilled in rather than added after distillation: also Hollands (or Holland) gin …   English World dictionary

  • Hollands — Hol lands, n. 1. Gin made in Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. See {Holland}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollands — noun Etymology: Dutch hollandsch, from hollandsch genever Dutch gin Date: 1788 gin made in the Netherlands called also Holland gin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hollands — /hol euhndz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a gin, originally made in Holland, in which the juniper is mixed in the mash. Also called Holland gin. [1705 15; < D hollandsch (genever) Dutch (gin)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hollands — noun jenever (the Dutch form of gin) …   Wiktionary

  • Hollands — Hol·lands || hÉ’lÉ™ndz n. Dutch gin; type of gin made in Holland …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hollands — n. cotton or linen fabric initially manufactured in Holland (used mainly for upholstery, window shades and bookbinding) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hollands — noun archaic Dutch gin. Origin from archaic Du. hollandsch genever Dutch gin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hollands — hol·lands …   English syllables

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