from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong alcoholic drink of the Middle East and the Far East, usually distilled from fermented palm sap, rice, or molasses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits. Arrack is often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine of the cocoanut tree or the date palm, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally the name of a strong liquor made in southern Asia from the fermented juice of the date, but used in many parts of Asia and eastern Africa for strong liquors of different kinds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
Some small quantity of wine is made among them, which they call arrack, but is not common, being distilled from sugar, and the spicy rind of a tree, which they call _jagra_.
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During this banquet, the king, who sat aloft in a gallery about six feet from the ground, drank often to the general in the wine of the country, called arrack, which is made from rice, and is as strong as our brandy, a little of it being sufficient to set one to sleep.
It's made with a sinister-looking black liquor called arrack
They drink like fish, and manufacture a bad kind of arrack, the pernicious effects of which were experienced by the
Strong "arrack"  is brewed in large quantities from the gornuti palm, and the scene of debauchery that succeeds the first day of the feast is indescribable.
After following the latter for a few miles to the west, we took a path through beautifully wooded plains, with scattered trees of the Mahowa (_Bassia latifolia_), resembling good oaks: the natives distil a kind of arrack from its fleshy flowers, which are also eaten raw.
[Footnote 22: Most probably what we now call arrack is here meant.
'arrack' liquor sales in their villages that were turning their husbands into alcoholics and impoverishing them further?
Some might pronounce arrack pretty much like Iraq.
The company said late yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration approved antiplatelet medication Brilinta to reduce the rate of heart arrack and cardiovascular death in adults with acute coronary syndrome.