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 sugar cane, 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-a- in Indo-European roots) + ardiente, hot, scalding, blazing (from Old Spanish, from Latin ard&emacron;ns, ardent-, present participle of ard&emacron;re, to burn; see as- in Indo-European roots).