from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brandy of Turkey and the Balkans, distilled from grapes or plums and flavored with anise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Turkish liqueur flavored with anise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of ardent spirits used in southern Europe and the East, distilled from grape juice, grain, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless aromatic spirituous liquor, prepared from grain-spirit, as in Greece, or from distilled grape-juice, as in the Levant.
Turkish rāqī, from Arabic 'araq, arrack; see arrack.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish rakı, from Arabic عرقي (ʿáraqi, "of liquor"), from عرق (ʿáraq, "arrack, arak"), literally, “condensate,” which refers to an ouzo-like liqueur made of raisins. (Wiktionary)