Corn-Liquor and Whiskey

Corn-Liquor

Corn whiskey (sometimes Corn Liquor, "White Dog", or "White Lightning") is an American liquor made from a mash made of at least 80 percent corn.

corn liquor n : whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash [syn: {moonshine}, {bootleg}]

Whiskey

Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn.

whiskey n : a liquor made from fermented mash of grain [syn: {whisky}]

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "whiskey": Angostura bitters, Canadian, Canadian whiskey, Cognac, Grand Champagne, Irish, Irish whiskey, Kirsch, Scotch, Scotch whiskey, absinthe, bitters, blended whiskey, bourbon, brandy, clean rum, eau de vie, gin, grog, light whiskey, malt whiskey, marc, mescal, moonshine, ouzo, plum brandy, raki, rum, rye, rye whiskey, schnapps, slivovitz, spirits, tequila, vodka

Whiskey \Whis"key\, Whisky \Whis"ky\, n.; pl. {Whiskeys}or {Whiskies}. [See {Whisk}, v. t. & n.] A light carriage built for rapid motion; -- called also {tim-whiskey}. [1913 Webster]

Whiskey \Whis"key\, n. Same as {Whisky}, a liquor. [1913 Webster]

Whisky \Whis"ky\, Whiskey \Whis"key\, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. {Usquebaugh}.] An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley. [1913 Webster] {Bourbon whisky}, corn whisky made in Bourbon County, Kentucky. {Crooked whisky}. See under {Crooked}. {Whisky Jack} (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jay ({Perisoreus Canadensis}). It is noted for its fearless and familiar habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter beneath. Called also {moose bird}. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • corn-liquor: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • whiskey: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • whiskey: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • whiskey: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • whiskey: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • whiskey: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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