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pulque

Definition:

a fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants, especially the maguey

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

pulques

Substance in:

maguey

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Mexican Spanish, apparently from Nahuatl, from puliuhqui decomposed, since...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pulque

an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant. It's traditional to central Mexico, where it has been produced for millennia. It has the color of milk, somewhat viscous consistency and a sour yeast-like taste. The drink's history... (41 of 4188 words, pronunciations, 11 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

pulque [Spanish]

a light alcoholic drink from Mexico made from the juice of various agave plants, especially the maguey (17 of 217 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pulque

Britannica Encyclopedia:

pulque [Mexican beer]

fermented alcoholic beverage made in Mexico since the pre-Columbian era. Cloudy and whitish in appearance, it has a sour buttermilk-like flavour and ... (22 of 191 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/483224​/pulque

Oxford Dictionary:

pulque

a Mexican alcoholic drink made by fermenting sap from the maguey plant (12 of 39 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pulque

Merriam-Webster:

pulque

a Mexican alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of various agaves (as Agave atrovirens) (15 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pulque

New World Dictionary:

pulque [United States]

a cloudy or whitish fermented drink, popular in Mexico, made from the juice of certain agaves, especially the maguey (19 of 28 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pulque

American Heritage Dictionary:

pulque

A thick fermented alcoholic beverage made in Mexico from various species of agave. (13 of 22 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pulque

Random House Dictionary:

pulque

a fermented milky drink made from the juice of certain species of agave in Mexico. (15 of 22 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pulque

Wiktionary:

pulque | pulques [plural]

A milk-colored, somewhat viscous Mexican alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap of certain agave plants. (16 of 21 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pulque

Columbia Encyclopedia:

alcohol

any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula R-OH, where R represents an alkyl group made up of carbon and hydrogen in various ... (26 of 302 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0803140​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

bevvy [British, slang]

an alcoholic drink (3 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bevvy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bevvy [countable, British, informal] | bevvies [plural]

an alcoholic drink (3 of 9 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bevvy

Encarta Dictionary:

pulque [hispanic]

a thick alcoholic drink made in Mexico from the sap of the agave plant (14 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735944​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

pulque [Spanish]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Mexican Spanish, apparently from Nahuatl, from puliuhqui decomposed, since it will only keep for a day

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pulque

Wiktionary:

pulque | pulques [plural]

Origin: Spanish pulque, possibly from Nahuatl (see the Spanish section, below).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pulque

New World Dictionary:

pulque [United States]

Origin: American Spanish, probably of Mexican Indic originally

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pulque

American Heritage Dictionary:

pulque

Origin: American Spanish, from Nahuatl poliuhqui, decomposed, lost.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pulque

Oxford Dictionary:

pulque

Origin: American Spanish from Nahuatl puliúhki "decomposed"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pulque

Merriam-Webster:

pulque

First use: 1693

Origin: Mexican Spanish

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pulque

Encarta Dictionary:

pulque [hispanic]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: Mexican Spanish from Nahuatl puliúhki "decomposed"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735944​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pulque [Spanish]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pulque"

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the Free Dictionary:

pulque

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "pulque"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "pulque" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

pulque

Audio: English pronunciation of "pulque"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pulque

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pulque"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pulque​01 word=pulque

YourDictionary Audio:

pulque

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pulque"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pulque

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