jenever

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From Dutch jenever (jenever), from Dutch jeneverbes (juniper berry), from Latin juniperus (juniper).

Noun[edit]

jenever (countable and uncountable, plural jenevers)

  1. A Dutch alcoholic spirit, flavoured with juniper, rather like gin.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch jenever, genever, geniver, from Old French genievre (compare French genièvre), via Vulgar Latin from Latin juniperus (juniper). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

jenever m (plural jenevers, diminutive jenevertje n)

  1. jenever
    • 1814, Elias Annes Borger, "De vaderlander".
      Iö den dappren wever! / De vederbos knikt op zijn hoed; / Hij ademt wraak, heeft dorst naar bloed, / En lescht dien met jenever.

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