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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