Definition of raki
: a Turkish liqueur flavored with aniseed
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Raki and Şalgam Suyu: Spotted at ala Turca in Hollywood, Florida What uzo is to the Greeks, raki is to the Turkish.
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Origin and Etymology of raki
Turkish, from Arabic 'araqī, literally, of liquor, from 'araq liquor, arrack
First Known Use: circa 1613See Words from the same year
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