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mao-tai Line breaks: mao-tai
Pronunciation: /maʊˈtʌɪ/

Definition of mao-tai in English:


[mass noun]
A strong sorghum-based alcoholic drink distilled in SW China.
Example sentences
  • For those who demand their Chinese authentic get some mao-tai and a book of Li Po's poetry and drink with the moon and your shadow.
  • Instead of pouring the drink for me, the happy-go-lucky bear-like character opens a fresh bottle of mao-tai and hands it to me. "Well," he says, "who knows?"


Named after a town in SW China.

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