aquavit[ak′wə vēt′, äk′-]
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, and 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”)