Definitions

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

  • noun An alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented sap of the blue agave.

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

  • noun An intoxicating liquor made from the maguey in the district of Tequila, Mexico.

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  • noun An alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented juice of the Central American century plant Agave tequilana

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  • noun Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, after Tequila, a town of west-central Mexico.]

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From Spanish tequila, from Nahuatl Tequillan (a town in Mexico where the drink was originally made).

Examples

  • I don’t mind tequila (especially good tequila; this was middle of the road tequila… better than Cuervo, not as good as Don Julio) but I really prefer it to be slightly chilled, which this was not.

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  • Interest in tequila is growing, and along with a tequila drinking course complete with certificate, day tours out of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara have become popular.

    Tequila "Course" in the Baja

  • Interest in tequila is growing, and along with a tequila drinking course complete with certificate, day tours out of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara have become popular.

    Tequila "Course" in the Baja

  • Interest in tequila is growing, and along with a tequila drinking course complete with certificate, day tours out of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara have become popular.

    Tequila "Course" in the Baja

  • Interest in tequila is growing, and along with a tequila drinking course complete with certificate, day tours out of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara have become popular.

    Tequila "Course" in the Baja

  • The winner was Erika, who made what she called a tequila mousse and margarita bomb.

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  • According to the article you cite: While agave spirit and tequila are the same thing, the name "tequila" is protected under international trade laws.

    South Africa exporting Tequila to Mexico?

  • Really good blanco tequila is hard to find here and damned expensive if you do find it.

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  • The distillation of agaves to produce tequila is believed to date from the second half of the 16th century; the earliest substantiated written record dates from 1621.

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  • Really good blanco tequila is hard to find here and damned expensive if you do find it.

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