curaçao

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noun cu·ra·çao \ˈkyu̇r-ə-ˌsō, -ˌsau̇, ˈku̇r-; ˌk(y)u̇r-ə-ˈ\

Definition of curaçao

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

Variants of curaçao

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curaçoa

\same, or ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈsō-ə\

Origin and Etymology of curaçao

Dutch curaçao, from Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles


First Known Use: 1813


Curaçao

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geographical name Cu·ra·çao \ˌku̇r-ə-ˈsau̇, ˌkyu̇r-, -ˈsō, -ˈsä-ˌō\

Definition of Curaçao

  1. internally self-governing Dutch island in the S Caribbean; chief town Willemstad area 182 square miles (471 square kilometers), pop 143,816


CURAÇAO Defined for English Language Learners


Curaçao

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geographical name Cu·ra·çao \ˌku̇r-ə-ˈsau̇, ˌkyu̇r-, -ˈsō, -ˈsä-ˌō\

Definition of Curaçao for English Language Learners

  • : Dutch island in the Caribbean Sea


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