Vodka meaning

vŏd'kə
An alcoholic liquor originally distilled from fermented wheat mash but now also made from a mash of rye, corn, or potatoes.
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A colorless alcoholic liquor distilled from rye, wheat, etc.
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A serving of the above beverage.
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(US standard of identity) Neutral spirits distilled (treated after distillation) so as to have no distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color.
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Origin of vodka

Slavic voda, woda, meaning water, plus the diminutive suffix -ka. Historical documentary research of V. Pokhlyobkin suggests the derivation via the usage "dilution (of distillate) with water", as used in expressions "vodka of grain wine" and similar; хлебное вино (xlebnoje vino, “grain wine") is an archaic Russian name for vodka.