arrack

arrack
or arak noun Etymology: ultimately from Arabic ‘araq sweet juice, liquor Date: 1521 an Asian alcoholic beverage like rum that is distilled from a fermented mash of malted rice with toddy or molasses

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  • Arrack — is an alcoholic beverage that is distilled mainly in South Asia and South East Asia from fermented fruit, grain, sugarcane, or the sap of coconut palms.EtymologyThe word itself is derived from the Arabic word Arak (عرق, ‛araq ), which means sweat …   Wikipedia

  • Arrack — Ar rack (?; 277), n. [Ar. araq sweat, juice, spirituous liquor, fr. araqa to sweat. Cf. {Rack} arrack.] A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits. Arrack is often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arrack — Mendis aus Sri Lanka Arrak (von arabisch ‏عرق‎ caraq, „Schweiß“) ist eine aus Palmzuckersaft (Melasse, vgl. Palmwein) und vergorener Reismaische gewonnene Spirituose, oft Reisbranntwein genannt, die in Indien (Go …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arrack — Arrack, so v.w. Arack …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • arrack — (n.) c.1600, probably picked up in India, ultimately from Arabic araq, lit. sweat, juice; used of native liquors in Eastern countries, especially those distilled from fermented sap of coconut palm, sometimes from rice or molasses …   Etymology dictionary

  • arrack — [ar′ək] n. [Fr arak < Ar ʼ araq, sweat, palm sap, liquor] in Muslim countries, strong alcoholic liquor, esp. that which is distilled from rice and molasses, and, sometimes, palm sap …   English World dictionary

  • arrack — [17] Arrack is an Asian alcoholic drink distilled from rice or molasses. The word comes ultimately from Arabic ‘araq ‘sweat, juice, liquor’, which was borrowed in a variety of forms into several Asiatic languages. The immediate source of English… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • arrack — [17] Arrack is an Asian alcoholic drink distilled from rice or molasses. The word comes ultimately from Arabic ‘araq ‘sweat, juice, liquor’, which was borrowed in a variety of forms into several Asiatic languages. The immediate source of English… …   Word origins

  • arrack — /ar euhk, euh rak /, n. any of various spirituous liquors distilled in the East Indies and other parts of the East and Middle East from the fermented sap of toddy palms, or from fermented molasses, rice, or other materials. Also, arak. [1595… …   Universalium

  • arrack — noun A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine. See Also: raki, rakee …   Wiktionary

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