Definition of cachaca in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈSHäkə/ Pronunciation: /-ˈSHäsə/
(also cachaça)


A Brazilian white rum made from sugar cane.
Example sentences
  • Recently, through the growing popularity of the Caipirinha, the Brazilian liquor made from unrefined sugarcane juice called cachaca has started making its way onto more back bars, especially in Latin American restaurants.
  • It also meant that another lime based drink from south of the border, the Caipirinha (made from the Brazilian rum-like spirit cachaca, sugar and muddled limes) suddenly had a chance to break through.
  • Typical dish tuna marinated in the Brazilian cane liqueur cachaca, served with griddled hot-spiced watermelon, and an avocado hollandaise.


Mid 19th century: Brazilian Portuguese, from Portuguese cacaça '(white) rum'.

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Syllabification: ca·cha·ca

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