from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alcoholic drink made of rum, sugar, lime juice, crushed mint leaves, soda water, and shaved ice.
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- n. A Cuban cocktail made from rum, lime, sugar, mint etc.
Cuban Spanish, from Spanish mojo, sauce (often containing lime juice in Cuba), from mojar, to moisten, from Vulgar Latin *molliāre, to soften by wetting; see moil.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Cuban-Spanish mojo ("sauce"), from mojar ("to moisten"), from hypothetical Vulgar Latin molliāre ("to soften by soaking"), from Latin molliō ("soften"), from mollis ("soft"). (Wiktionary)