any of various common alcoholic liquors of Spain, Latin America, etc.
Origin of aguardienteSp, literally , fiery water from agua ( from Classical Latin aqua, water) + ardiente, burning ( from Classical Latin ardens: see ardent)
Any of various strong distilled alcoholic drinks, as:
a. a liquor made in Latin America from sugarcane, often flavored with anise.
b. a brandy made in Spain and Portugal from the pomace of grapes.
Origin of aguardienteSpanish agua water ( from Latin aqua ; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.) ardiente hot, scalding, blazing ( from Old Spanish) ( from Latin ārdēns, ārdent- ) ( present participle of ārdēre to burn ; see as- in Indo-European roots.)