chicha

noun
chi·​cha | \ ˈchēchə\
variants: or chica \ -​ēkə \
plural -s

Definition of chicha

: a South American and Central American beer made chiefly from fermented maize

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History and Etymology for chicha

Spanish, probably from Cuna chichah (co-pah), literally, corn drink

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