pulque

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Mexican Spanish pulque, possibly from Nahuatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʊl.keɪ/, /ˈpʊl.ki/

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pulque (countable and uncountable, plural pulques)

  1. A milk-colored, somewhat viscous Mexican alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap of certain agave plants.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 6, in On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454, part 4:
      You went by the sour stink of pulque saloons; they gave you a water glass of cactus juice in there, two cents.

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Noun[edit]

pulque m (plural pulques)

  1. pulque

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. The Classical Nahuatl term for pulque was octli, or specifically iztac octli (white pulque). Pulque may be a Spanish derivation of Classical Nahuatl poliuhqui octli (literally spoiled pulque, spoiled wine), from poliuhqui (something lost).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpulke/, [ˈpul.ke]

Noun[edit]

pulque m (plural pulques)

  1. pulque (alcoholic beverage)
    Synonym: (Mexico) neutle

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  • English: pulque

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