Definition of mao-tai in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmou ˈtī/ Pronunciation: /ˈdī/


A strong sorghum-based liquor distilled in southwestern 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 southwestern China.

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Syllabification: mao-tai

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