Definitions

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  • n. A clear, unsweetened aniseed-flavoured alcoholic drink, produced and consumed primarily in the Middle East

Etymologies

From Arabic عرق (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And with its Christian heritage, Lebanon produces wine and a licorice-flavored alcohol called arak that can be sampled while partaking in Beirut's famously frenzied nightlife.

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  • I could feel my Arabic fluency rising miraculously as the level of arak in the bottle sank lower and lower.

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  • The aquamarine smell of anise fogged upward from the arak.

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  • Maher had brought a bottle of arak all the way from Beirut.

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  • Empires, real and imagined, rose and fell over arak and Arabic coffee in the cafés and bars of Beirut.

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  • Hazem Al-Amin and Maher Abi Samra supplied arak and occasional Arabic-to-French translation.

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  • In the mountains of Lebanon, where people still make their own wine and arak, kibbeh nayeh is washed down with a shot of the fiery anisette liqueur.

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  • Tiny glasses of crystal-clear arak that clouded into milky iridescence when you added ice.

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  • We grew up there, playing in the fields, riding horses, chasing our dogs and pets, hunting, enjoying endless festive mezze and barbeque lunches with homemade arak.

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  • First, he rented an old still and sold the arak as homemade and handcrafted.

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