noun te·pa·che \tə̇ˈpächē\

Definition of tepache



  1. :  any of several Mexican drinks; specifically :  an intoxicating beverage made from pulque and coarse sugar with timbe used to retard fermentation

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Origin and Etymology of tepache

Spanish, from Nahuatl tepiatl, from tepitl a kind of corn + atl water

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