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tequila

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noun te·qui·la \tə-ˈkē-lə, tā-\

Simple Definition of tequila

  • : a strong, clear alcoholic drink from Mexico

Full Definition of tequila

  1. :  a Mexican liquor distilled from the fermented sap of an agave (Agave tequilana)

Origin of tequila

Spanish, from Tequila, town in Jalisco state, Mexico


First Known Use: 1849

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