a Scandinavian alcoholic liquor distilled from grain or potatoes, flavored with caraway seeds, and usually drunk as an aperitif
Origin of aquavitGerman from Classical Latin aqua vitae: see aqua vitae
A strong clear Scandinavian liquor distilled from potato or grain mash and flavored with caraway seed.
Origin of aquavitSwedish, Danish,Norwegian akvavit from Medieval Latin aqua vītae highly distilled spirits Latin aqua water ; see aqua . Latin vītae genitive of vīta life ; see vital .
(countable and uncountable, plural aquavits)
Latin aqua vitae (“spirits”)