from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brandy of Turkey and the Balkans, distilled from grapes or plums and flavored with anise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Turkish liqueur flavored with anise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of ardent spirits used in southern Europe and the East, distilled from grape juice, grain, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless aromatic spirituous liquor, prepared from grain-spirit, as in Greece, or from distilled grape-juice, as in the Levant.
Turks call raki lion's milk, and it looks a little like milk after you put the water in.
He drank raki, which is the potent anise-flavored national drink in Turkey.
Turk from Tabreez catches me aside and asks mysteriously if my packages contain any "raki" (arrack).
Also they serve "raki", an anise liquor which is a favorite of mine.
Turkish 'raki' loses out to cheap beer in economic slump
A one-liter bottle of raki, also known as lion's milk, now averages about $35.
Pernod Ricard has said its most popular brands, including Absolut, Chivas, Havana Club and Ballantines — though they typically sell at a premium to raki — grew 40% in Turkey in 2010.
But the move has raised hackles among some secularists in a country whose modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, was a renowned drinker of raki , the national anisette spirit.
Our partners at the Aegean Pearl prepared an extraordinary celebration -- with beautiful decorations (including a vast array of blue and white balloons and flowers), tables full of traditional Greek and Cretan mezes (appetizers), newly-invented drinks (blue ouzo and raki, special blue water), and above all, a special cake.
To do that, the company has started selling locally relevant spirits such as baijiu in China and raki in Turkey.