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[poo l-kee; Spanish pool-ke] /ˈpʊl ki; Spanish ˈpul kɛ/

a fermented milky drink made from the juice of certain species of agave in Mexico.
/ˈpʊlkɪ; Spanish ˈpulke/
a light alcoholic drink from Mexico made from the juice of various agave plants, esp the maguey

1690s, from American Spanish pulque, of unknown origin, said to be a word from Araucanian (native language spoken in part of Chile), or else from some language of Mexico.


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