aguardente

Pronunciation: [er-gwer-DAYN-ter]

Portuguese for "brandy," the broader meaning is for spirits distilled (see distillation) from fruit or vegetables.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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