samshu

noun sam·shu \ˈsam¦shü, -¦syü\

Definition of samshu

plural

-s

  1. :  an alcoholic liquor distilled in China usually from rice or large millet

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Origin and Etymology of samshu

perhaps from Chinese (Pekingese) shao1 ciu3 spirits that will burn, samshu, from shao1 to burn + chiu3 wine, spirits


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