curaçoa\ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌsō, -ˌsau̇, ˈku̇r-; ˌk(y)u̇r-ə-ˈsō, -ˈsau̇ or ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈsō-ə\
Definition of curaçao
: a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the sour orange
Origin and Etymology of curaçao
Dutch curaçao, from Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
First Known Use: 1813
Definition of Curaçao
internally self-governing Dutch island in the southern Caribbean; chief town Willemstad area 182 square miles (471 square kilometers), population 150,563 ◆Curaçao was formerly part of Netherlands Antilles.
CURAÇAO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Curaçao for English Language Learners
: Dutch island in the Caribbean Sea
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