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margarita 1

Syllabification: mar·ga·ri·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/

noun

A cocktail made with tequila and citrus fruit juice.
Example sentences
  • Drinks include a variety of margaritas, sangria, tequila, rum and, if you don't drink alcohol, strawberry and mango smoothies.
  • In real life do you prefer margaritas or beer or whisky?
  • That night, the three of us drank mint juleps and margaritas and watched ‘Blacula.’

Origin

From the Spanish given name equivalent to Margaret.

Words that rhyme with margarita

Akita, Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, meter, metre, Peta, praetor (US pretor), repeater, Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, teeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, veleta, zeta

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margarita 2 Syllabification: mar·ga·ri·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/

adjective & noun

chiefly US
Variant spelling of margherita. we split a Caesar salad and a margarita pizza

Origin

By analogy with margarita1.

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Margarita 3 Syllabification: Mar·ga·ri·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/
An island in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela. Visited by Columbus in 1498, it was used as a base by Simón Bolívar in 1816 during the struggle for independence from Spanish rule.

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