There are 2 main definitions of curaçao in English:


Line breaks: cura|çao
Pronunciation: /ˌkjʊərəˈsəʊ

noun (plural curaçaos)

[mass noun]
A liqueur flavoured with the peel of bitter oranges.
More 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.


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

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There are 2 main definitions of curaçao in English:


Line breaks: Cura|çao
Pronunciation: /ˌkjʊərəˈsəʊ
, -ˈseɪəʊ/

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