- 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: AmSp < Nahuatl Tuiquila, region in Mexico (orig. name of a tribe), where orig. produced
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Origin: American Spanish, after Tequila, a town of west-central Mexico.