pul·​que ˈpül-ˌkā How to pronounce pulque (audio)
: a Mexican alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of various agaves (such as Agave atrovirens)

Examples of pulque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pick up some pulque and elotes out on the water from one of the many floating vendors. Megan Wood, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2023 Some days, Reyes’ pulque is quite good, almost there. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Fresh tortillas and a selection of salsas—including salsa borracha (drunk salsa), named for the pulque used in making it. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 July 2022 Kitchen counters and nooks are layered with hanging pots, pottery and various bottled legumes, spices and vinegars made from banana, pineapple, red wine and pulque. Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 Drinking pulque produces an effect of contentment or even a philosophical mindset. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Pre-Hispanic Indigenous groups in Mexico had been fermenting agave into a viscous alcoholic drink known as pulque for centuries when Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 16th century and first distilled tequila. Dallas News, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History


Mexican Spanish

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulque was in 1693

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“Pulque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulque. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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