arrack

noun
ar·​rack | \ ˈa-rək How to pronounce arrack (audio) , ə-ˈrak \
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Definition of arrack

: an Asian alcoholic beverage like rum that is distilled from a fermented mash of malted rice with toddy or molasses

First Known Use of arrack

1521, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arrack

ultimately from Arabic ʽaraq sweet juice, liquor

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“Arrack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrack. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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