curaçao

noun
cu·​ra·​çao | \ ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌsō How to pronounce curaçao (audio) , -ˌsau̇, ˈku̇r-; ˌk(y)u̇r-ə-ˈsō, -ˈsau̇ \
variants: or less commonly curaçoa \ ˈkyu̇r-​ə-​ˌsō How to pronounce curaçoa (audio) , -​ˌsau̇ , ˈku̇r-​ ; ˌk(y)u̇r-​ə-​ˈsō , -​ˈsau̇ or  ˌkyu̇r-​ə-​ˈsō-​ə \

Definition of curaçao

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the sour orange

Curaçao

geographical name
Cu·​ra·​çao | \ ˌku̇r-ə-ˈsau̇ How to pronounce Curaçao (audio) , ˌkyu̇r-, -ˈsō, -ˈsä-ˌō \

Definition of Curaçao (Entry 2 of 2)

internally self-governing Dutch island in the southern Caribbean; chief town Willemstad area 182 square miles (471 square kilometers), population 150,563

Note: Curaçao was formerly part of Netherlands Antilles.

Examples of curaçao in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The liquid takes on various hues — blue, yellow, red and clear — depending on whether curacao, spiced pear or wild strawberry liqueur has been added. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Check out what Chicago hotels are doing with the Warhol exhibit, from creative cocktails to a pop-up suite with a silver wig," 6 Nov. 2019 Stop by the bar to order The Pride Tai cocktail made with cranberry and pineapple juices, rum and blue curacao ($10) or a virgin version using the juices and lemonade ($5) and the theater will donate the proceeds to Howard Brown Health. Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "19 ways to celebrate Pride in Chicago: Food, drinks, performances and parties," 20 June 2019 The Leaping Lion features vodka, blue curacao and lemonade. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "1-pound loaded potatoes, smoked chicken wings headline new Ford Field food," 3 Aug. 2019 The drink list, which reads like a sure-fire hangover to this middle-age mom, is full of ’90s-era ingredients such as curacao, Malibu rum and Tang. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Ox Cart’s new format offers playful food, sweet drinks and a good time," 6 June 2019 But avoid mixers whenever possible — margarita mix, schnapps, baileys, curacao will generally add 10g of carbs per serving. Kimberly Mugler, Philly.com, "Dos and donts of drinking alcohol on paleo, keto diets," 26 May 2018 The Leaping Lion features vodka, blue curacao and lemonade. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "1-pound loaded potatoes, smoked chicken wings headline new Ford Field food," 3 Aug. 2019 The drink list, which reads like a sure-fire hangover to this middle-age mom, is full of ’90s-era ingredients such as curacao, Malibu rum and Tang. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Ox Cart’s new format offers playful food, sweet drinks and a good time," 6 June 2019 And Alicia Hauge loves the Muse of Fire, which is made with blanco tequila, broVo dry curacao and CH amaro. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Common Good aims to create new cocktail culture in western suburbs," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of curaçao

Noun

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curaçao

Noun

Dutch curaçao, from Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

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30 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Curaçao.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cura%C3%A7ao. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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