noun \li-ˈkər, -ˈkr, -ˈkyr\

: a sweet, strong alcoholic drink that is usually flavored with fruits or spices and drunk in small glasses after a meal

Full Definition of LIQUEUR

:  a usually sweetened alcoholic liquor (as brandy) flavored with fruit, spices, nuts, herbs, or seeds

Examples of LIQUEUR

  1. a bottle of orange liqueur

Origin of LIQUEUR

French, from Old French licour liquid — more at liquor
First Known Use: 1729


noun \li-ˈkər, -ˈk(y)(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIQUEUR

: a usually sweetened alcoholic beverage variously flavored (as with fruit or aromatics)


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Liquor produced by combining a base spirit, usually brandy, with flavourings and sugar syrup. Alcohol content ranges from 24% to 60% by volume, and flavourings include fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and such ingredients as coffee and chocolate. Liqueurs were probably first produced commercially by medieval monks and alchemists. Sweet and containing ingredients that promote digestion, they are popular as after-dinner drinks and are also used in mixed drinks and dessert dishes. Varieties include apricot liqueur, crème de menthe (mint-flavoured), curaçao (with green orange peel, from Curaçao), and proprietary brands such as Bénédictine (an herb liqueur), Grand Marnier (an orange liqueur from France's Cognac region), Irish Mist (flavoured with Irish whiskey and honey), and Kahlúa (coffee-flavoured).


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