from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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"). (Wiktionary)


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