Definition of Aquavit

1. Noun. Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds.

Exact synonyms: Akvavit
Terms within: Caraway Seed
Generic synonyms: Booze, Hard Drink, Hard Liquor, John Barleycorn, Liquor, Spirits, Strong Drink



Definition of Aquavit

1. Noun. A Scandinavian liquor that is 40% alcohol and distilled from potato or grain mash. Also called akvavit. ¹

2. Noun. A Polish, Ukrainian, or Russian drink that is a precursor or variant of vodka. Also called okovita. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aquavit

1. a Scandinavian liquor [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aquavit

aquatile
aquatint
aquatinta
aquatinted
aquatinter
aquatinters
aquatinting
aquatintist
aquatintists
aquatints
aquation
aquations
aquatone
aquatones
aquatourism
aquavit (current term)
aquavits
aqueduct
aqueduct of cerebrum
aqueduct of sylvius
aqueduct veil
aqueductal intubation
aqueducts
aqueductus
aqueductus cerebri
aqueductus cochleae
aqueductus cotunnii
aqueductus fallopii
aqueductus sylvii

Literary usage of Aquavit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Adventure Guide Scandinavia by Henrik Berezin (2006)
"One of the most famous is aquavit (spelled akvavit in Denmark), ... aquavit comes from the Latin words aqua (water) and vitae (life) and was initially ..."

2. Dictionnaire pour l'intelligence des auteurs classiques, grecs et latins by [François] Sabbathier (1768)
"... Pteron t Pyramis altitudine inferiorem aquavit, viginti quatuor gradibus in meta, cacumen fe con- trahens. In fummo eft quadriga, marmórea quam fecit ..."

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