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Origin of mescal
- American Spanish from Nahuatl mexcalli mescal liquor metl maguey plant perhaps ixca, xca to bake
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Nahuatl or Classical Nahuatl mexcalli (“itoxicating drink made from fermented agave juice"), perhaps from metl (“maguey (agave)") + ixcalli (“stew").