Poteen



[puh-teen, -cheen, -theen, poh-] /pəˈtin, -ˈtʃin, -ˈθin, poʊ-/

noun
1.
the first distillation of a fermented mash in the making of whiskey.
2.
illicitly distilled whiskey.
/pɒˈtiːn/
noun
1.
(in Ireland) illicit spirit, often distilled from potatoes
n.

“illicit whiskey,” 1812, from Irish poitin “little pot,” suggesting distillation in small quantities, from English pot (n.1) “vessel” + diminutive suffix -in, -een.

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