mar·​ga·​ri·​ta | \ ˌmär-gə-ˈrē-tə How to pronounce margarita (audio) \

Definition of margarita

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: a cocktail consisting of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur


geographical name
Mar·​ga·​ri·​ta | \ ˌmär-gä-ˈrē-tä How to pronounce Margarita (audio) \

Definition of Margarita (Entry 2 of 2)

island of northern Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea, chief of the Nue*va Es*par*ta \ ˈnwā-​vä-​e-​ˈspär-​tä How to pronounce ˈnwā-vä-e-ˈspär-tä (audio)\ group ; chief town and port Porlamar area 414 square miles (1072 square kilometers)

Examples of margarita in a Sentence

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Will Draymond Green show up at Oracle with a giant margarita in a fishbowl? Jason Gay, WSJ, "I Won’t Whine About LeBron’s Wine," 3 Jan. 2019 But there's much more to tequila than what goes into a margarita. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Two-Ton Stone That's Made Tequila for Centuries," 28 Nov. 2018 Shirley Brooks, Madrone Art Bar, Pop’s Bar, Bottom of the Barrel My favorite drink to make is a classic margarita. George Mccalman, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Bay Area’s female bartenders speak on their industry," 25 May 2018 Until then, another round of margaritas by the pool. Michael Rietmulder, The Seattle Times, "Brandi Carlile and ODESZA look to break megafest mold with Mexico getaway concerts," 22 Jan. 2019 Southwestern cuisine is served in the dining hall and on certain evenings, a cookout with live music, javelina sightings, and plenty of prickly pear margaritas replace a traditional dinner. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "How to Do Winter Glamping Right (Among Saguaros in Arizona)," 8 Jan. 2019 The $100 margarita will be available Friday through Sunday; reservations recommended. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Tip your hat — or your sombrero — to this list of Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby events | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 May 2018 The avocado margarita is just that, mixing mellow avocado and tart lime with Sauza Blanco tequila. Michael Klein,, "The Ripplewood: A 'throwback' gastropub for Ardmore," 19 Apr. 2018 Great for batch cocktails or a summer sip, the margarita is versatile, delicious, and multi-seasonal. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, "How To Make The Perfect Margarita," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of margarita


1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for margarita


from the Spanish feminine name Margarita

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