curaçao

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See also: Curaçao, curação, and curacao

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch, named after the island Curaçao, one of the Dutch Antilles, itself named after the Portuguese word curação (medical cure), from Latin curatio (cure), from curare (to cure), from cura (care, cure).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkjuːɹəsaʊ/, /ˈkjuːɹəsəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈk(j)ʊəɹ.əˌsaʊ/, /ˈk(j)ʊəɹ.əˌsoʊ/, /ˌk(j)ʊər.əˈsaʊ/, /ˌk(j)ʊər.əˈsoʊ/

Noun[edit]

curaçao (countable and uncountable, plural curaçaos)

  1. A liqueur, made from eau-de-vie, sugar and, as flavor, dried peel of sweet and sour oranges.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch, named after the island Curaçao, one of the Dutch Antilles, itself named after the Portuguese word curação (medical cure), from Latin curatio (cure), from curare (to cure), from cura (care, cure).

Noun[edit]

curaçao m (plural curaçaos)

  1. The orange peel-flavored liqueur curaçao

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