- a strong alcoholic liquor of Mexico, distilled esp. from a mash made from the core of certain agaves
- a Mexican agave (Agave tequilana) that is a source of tequila and mescal
Origin of tequilaAmerican Spanish ; from Nahuatl Tuiquila, region in Mexico (orig. the name of a people), where origin, originally produced
Origin of tequilaAmerican Spanish, after Tequila, a town of west-central Mexico.
(countable and uncountable, plural tequilas)