mescal

noun
mes·​cal | \me-ˈskal, mə-\

Definition of mescal 

2a : a usually colorless Mexican liquor made by distilling the fermented mash obtained following roasting of the thick central part of various agaves

b : an agave which mescal is produced : maguey

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The bar will feature a large selection of tequilas and mescals. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "El Patio, from La Casita team, will be a massive Mexican restaurant," 31 Oct. 2017 Like at Barrio, Pablo y Pablo also boasts a big agave spirits list, around 70 different mescals and tequilas. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Can you believe it?! 40 more restaurant openings in Seattle and on the Eastside," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of mescal

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mescal

American Spanish mezcal, mescal, from Nahuatl mexcalli liquor made from the maguey plant

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mescal

noun
mes·​cal | \me-ˈskal, mə- \

Medical Definition of mescal 

2a : a usually colorless Mexican liquor distilled especially from the central leaves of any of various fleshy-leaved agaves

b : a plant from which mescal is produced

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