vod·​ka | \ ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio) \

Definition of vodka

: a colorless liquor of neutral spirits distilled from a mash (as of rye or wheat)

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Xi shared vodka and blinis with Putin during a Vladivostok conference last September. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, "The New Beijing-Moscow Axis," 1 Feb. 2019 Continue adding vodka and water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together and is slightly tacky but sticks together. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Rhubarb: How to cook, store, freeze the perfect pie plant," 29 May 2018 From the staghorn ferns hung in baskets to the begonia species fittingly named after gin, vodka and whiskey, plants are carefully chosen and nurtured by the employees of Churchill Downs' greenhouse. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Thousands of blooming flowers make Churchill Downs the world's 'most iconic race track'," 1 May 2018 State media in both countries featured the two leaders making blinis together, topping them with caviar and downing shots of vodka last year. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, "The New Beijing-Moscow Axis," 1 Feb. 2019 As Champagne and vodka flowed, Rodgers riled up the crowd with a selection of hits. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Kendall, Hailey, Cara! Models Galore Came Out to the Opening of Edition Hotels’s Times Square Outpost," 13 Mar. 2019 Who was Blanchett, other than a shaggy-haired bar owner skimming profits and watering down her vodka? Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Why calling women 'strong female leads' is degrading," 2 July 2018 Among the highlights of the video are scenes of Clinton shooting down a vodka and Trump in a bedroom with a bevy of attractive young ladies, hinting at one of the most perverse rumors about Trump’s 2013 visit to Moscow. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Collusion-linked Russian pop star mocks Trump in music video.," 26 June 2018 For example, the opal cocktail features opal basil, a variety of basil purple to burgundy in color, started in the onsite greenhouse in early spring, along with vodka, orange liqueur and fresh lemon juice. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "New summer cocktail menus make the most of seasonal herbs and produce," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of vodka

circa 1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vodka

Russian, from voda water; akin to Old English wæter water

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English Language Learners Definition of vodka

: a strong, clear alcoholic drink that is originally from Russia


vod·​ka | \ ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio) \

Kids Definition of vodka

: a colorless alcoholic liquor

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