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A liqueur ( or ) is an alcoholic beverage made from distilled alcohol that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and bottled with added sugar.

liqueur n : strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal [syn: {cordial}]

Liqueur \Li`queur"\ (l[-e]`k[~e]r"), n. [F. See {Liquor}.] An aromatic alcoholic cordial. [1913 Webster] Note: Some liqueurs are prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or flowers, in either water or alcohol, and adding sugar, etc. Others are distilled from aromatic or flavoring agents. [1913 Webster]


A distilled beverage, spirit, or liquor is an alcoholic beverage containing ethanol that is produced by distilling (i.e., concentrating by distillation) ethanol produced by means of fermenting grain, fruit, or vegetables.

liquor n 1: distilled rather than fermented [syn: {spirits}, {booze}, {hard drink}, {hard liquor}, {John Barleycorn}, {strong drink}] 2: a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process; "waste liquors" 3: the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked [syn: {pot liquor}, {pot likker}]

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Liquor \Liq"uor\ (l[i^]k"[~e]r), n. [OE. licour, licur, OF. licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere to be liquid. See {Liquid}, and cf. {Liqueur}.] 1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Pharm.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; -- distinguished from {tincture} and {aqua}. [1913 Webster] Note: The U. S. Pharmacopoeia includes, in this class of preparations, all aqueous solutions without sugar, in which the substance acted on is wholly soluble in water, excluding those in which the dissolved matter is gaseous or very volatile, as in the aqu[ae] or waters. --U. S. Disp. [1913 Webster] {Labarraque's liquor} (Old Chem.), a solution of an alkaline hypochlorite, as sodium hypochlorite, used in bleaching and as a disinfectant. {Liquor of flints}, or {Liquor silicum} (Old Chem.), soluble glass; -- so called because formerly made from powdered flints. See {Soluble glass}, under {Glass}. {Liquor of Libavius}. (Old Chem.) See {Fuming liquor of Libavius}, under {Fuming}. {Liquor sanguinis} (s[a^]n"gw[i^]n*[i^]s), (Physiol.), the blood plasma. {Liquor thief}, a tube for taking samples of liquor from a cask through the bung hole. {To be in liquor}, to be intoxicated. [1913 Webster]

Liquor \Liq"uor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liquored} (l[i^]k"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liquoring}.] 1. To supply with liquor. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To grease. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Liquor fishermen's boots. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

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

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