tequila

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noun te·qui·la \tə-ˈkē-lə, tā-\

Definition of tequila

  1. :  a Mexican liquor distilled from the fermented sap of an agave (Agave tequilana)

Origin and Etymology of tequila

Spanish, from Tequila, town in Jalisco state, Mexico


First Known Use: 1849

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TEQUILA Defined for English Language Learners

tequila

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noun te·qui·la \tə-ˈkē-lə, tā-\

Definition of tequila for English Language Learners

  • : a strong, clear alcoholic drink from Mexico



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