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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spirituous liquor distilled by the Chinese from the yeasty liquor in which boiled rice has fermented under pressure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ardent spirit resembling Batavia arrack, distilled by the Chinese from rice or from large millet. The name is also applied in China to all spirituous liquors, such as gin, whisky, and brandy. See rice-wine.


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