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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hot toddy.
  • n. The sweet sap of several tropical Asian palm trees, especially palmyra and Caryota urens, used as a beverage.
  • n. A liquor fermented from this sap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Hot toddy.
  • n. The sweet sap from any of several tropical trees fermented to make an alcoholic drink.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by fermentation.
  • n. A mixture of spirit and hot water sweetened.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The drawn sap of several species of palm, especially when fermented.
  • n. A drink made of spirits and hot water sweetened, and properly having no other ingredients: this use is originally Scotch. Also colloquially tod.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot

Etymologies

Hindi tāṛī, sap of palm, from tāṛ, palm, from Sanskrit tālaḥ, perhaps of Dravidian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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