Definition of aquavit
: a clear Scandinavian liquor flavored with caraway seeds
Recent Examples of aquavit from the Web
Select from an eight- or 12-course tasting menu and finish with Fanetti’s tiramisu with aquavit, a nod to New Nordic.
In honor of the original Viking explorers, Barstad used a gilded Viking axe to cut the cord for the aquavit christening.
Instead of champagne for the traditional bottle-breaking, Barstad christened Sky with a bottle of Gammel Opland aquavit, which hails from the same county in Norway where Hagen and Hagen's mother, Ragnhild, were born.
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Origin and Etymology of aquavit
Swedish, Dan, & Norwegian akvavit, from Medieval Latin aqua vitae
First Known Use: 1864See Words from the same year
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