Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A liqueur flavored with the peel of the sour orange.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cordial made of spirit sweetened and flavored with the peel of the bitter orange. Commonly written curaçoa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A liqueur, or cordial, flavored with the peel from the sour orange, and sometimes with cinnamon and mace; -- first made at the island of Curaçcao.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A liqueur, made from eau-de-vie, sugar and, as flavor, dried peel of sweet and sour oranges.

Etymologies

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

[After Curaçao.]

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From Dutch, named after the island Curaçao, one of the Dutch Antilles, itself named after the Portuguese word curação ("medical cure"), from Latin curatio ("cure"), from curare ("to cure"), from cura ("care, cure").

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