Definitions for Arrackˈær ək, əˈræk
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any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine.
a name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits. Arrack is often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine of the cocoanut tree or the date palm, etc
Origin: [Ar. araq sweat, juice, spirituous liquor, fr. araqa to sweat. Cf. Rack arrack.]
Arrack, also spelled arak, is a distilled alcoholic drink typically produced in Arab countries and the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia, made from either the fermented sap of coconut flowers, sugarcane, grain or fruit, depending upon the country of origin. The clear distillate may be blended, aged in wooden barrels, or repeatedly distilled and filtered depending upon the taste and color objectives of the manufacturer. Arrack is not to be confused with arak, an anise-flavored alcoholic beverage traditionally consumed in Eastern Mediterranean and North African countries.
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a spirituous liquor, especially that distilled from the juice of the cocoa-nut tree and from fermented rice.
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