from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong clear Scandinavian liquor distilled from potato or grain mash and flavored with caraway seed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Scandinavian liquor that is 40% alcohol and distilled from potato or grain mash. Also called akvavit.
- n. A Polish, Ukrainian, or Russian drink that is a precursor or variant of vodka. Also called okovita.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caroway seeds; -- also called akvavit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian akvavit, from Medieval Latin aqua vītae, highly distilled spirits : Latin aqua, water; see aqua + Latin vītae, genitive of vīta, life; see vital.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin aqua vitae ("spirits") (Wiktionary)