aguardiente

noun aguar·di·en·te \ˌä-ˌgwär-dē-ˈen-tē, -ˈdyen-(ˌ)tā\
variants: less commonly

aguardente

\ˌä-ˌgwär-ˈden-tē, -(ˌ)tā\ or

aquardiente

\ˌä-ˌkwär-dē-ˈen-tē, -ˈdyen-(ˌ)tā\

Definition of aguardiente

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several distilled alcoholic beverages: such as a :  a coarse brandy made in Spain and Portugal b :  a liquor that is usually made from sugarcane and is common in South America, Central America, and the southwestern U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of aguardiente

Spanish aguardiente, from agua water + ardiente burning, from Latin ardent-, ardens, present participle of ardēre to burn — more at ardor


First Known Use: 1752



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