Tequila definition

tə-kēlə
An alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented sap of the blue agave.
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A Mexican agave (Agave tequilana) that is a source of tequila and mescal.
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A strong alcoholic liquor of Mexico, distilled esp. from a mash made from the core of certain agaves.
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An alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented juice of the Central American century plant Agave tequilana.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tequila
Plural:
tequilas

Origin of tequila

  • American Spanish after Tequila , a town of west-central Mexico

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish tequila, from Nahuatl Tequillan (a town in Mexico where the drink was originally made).

    From Wiktionary