tequila


tequila

noun

  1. a strong liquor from Mexico, distilled from fermented mash of an agave.
  2. the plant itself, Agave tequilana.

noun

  1. a spirit that is distilled in Mexico from an agave plant and forms the basis of many mixed drinks
  2. the plant, Agave tequilana, from which this drink is made

n.1849, from American Spanish tequila, from Tequila, name of a district in central Mexico noted for the fine quality of its tequila. Tequila sunrise is attested by 1965.

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