an alcoholic liquor made from grape juice, grain, etc. in the Middle East and S Europe
Origin of rakiTurkish rak? from Arabic ?araq: see arrack
nounpl. rak·is, also rak·ees
A brandy of Turkey and the Balkans, distilled from grapes, plums, or other fruits and flavored with anise.
Origin of rakiTurkish rakı from Arabic 'araq arak ; see arak.