There are 2 main definitions of curaçao in English:

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curaçao 1

Pronunciation: /ˌkjʊərəˈsaʊ/

noun (plural curaçaos)

[mass noun]
A liqueur flavoured with the peel of bitter oranges.
Example sentences
  • Nero and Poppaea tidied up while Rome burned, and eventually I retired with a large vodka, blue curaçao and orange juice - a suitable shade of Hallowe'en green - to drink myself to sleep.
  • Since then it has merely been a matter of fine-tuning my recipe, including red vermouth, along with the orange curaçao, to enhance the herby, slightly bitter element of this elegant gin sling.
  • Your father could have retired to Miami, passed his remaining days in Little Havana arm wrestling, sipping curaçao and chatting with exiled Cubans in their pork pie hats and Hawaiian shirts.

Origin

Early 19th century: named after Curaçao, where the oranges are grown.

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There are 2 main definitions of curaçao in English:

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Curaçao 2

Pronunciation: /ˌkjʊərəˈsaʊ/
A self-governing territory of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea, 37 miles (60 km) north of the Venezuelan coast, formerly the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles; population 141,766 (2009); chief town, Willemstad.

Words that rhyme with Curaçao

curassow

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