arrack definition by Webster's New World
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in Muslim countries, strong alcoholic liquor, esp. that which is distilled from rice and molasses, and, sometimes, palm sap
Origin: French arak ; from Arabic ʼaraq, sweat, palm sap, liquor
arrack definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A strong alcoholic drink of the Middle East and the Far East, usually distilled from fermented palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Origin: Arabic ‘araq, sweat, strong clear liquor made from raisins, from ‘ariqa, to sweat; see עrq in Semitic roots.