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mauby

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Pronunciation: /ˈməʊbi
 
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Definition of mauby in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A West Indian drink made from the bark of trees of the buckthorn family.
Example sentences
  • Many meals, especially during special occasions, are served with mauby (a drink made from the bark of a tree), Guinness stout, and Carib and Stag beers.
  • A favorite local dish is fungi (cornmeal and okra) and fried fish; favored beverages are drinks made from local fruits, and include limeade, soursop, mauby, and passion fruit.
  • The mauby is unforgettable; it's basically a Caribbean version of sarsparilla, all sweet, licoricelike, perkily spicy, and palate-cleansing.

Origin

from Carib mabi, denoting a drink made from sweet potatoes.

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