aguardiente

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

Definition of aguardiente

plural -s
: 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



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