from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stimulating liquor distilled from a species of agave.
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Comitan is the last town of consequence in Mexico, and has wide fame on account of its spirits, known at _comiteco_.
From the several varieties of the maguey (mah-GAY) plant, a cactus-like jack-of-all-trades, are produced aguamiel and pulque (central Mexico), mezcal (Oaxaca), tequila (Jalisco), comiteco (Chiapas), charanda (Michoac�n), zotol (Chihuahua) and bacamora (Sonora).