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Answer for the clue "Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses", 4 letters:
arak

Alternative clues for the word arak

City in Iran

Sultanabad, today

Mideast drink

Word definitions for arak in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Arak \Ar"ak\, n. Same as Arrack .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A clear, unsweetened aniseed-flavoured alcoholic drink, produced and consumed primarily in the Middle East

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses [syn: arrack ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Arak or araq is a Levantine alcoholic spirit (~40–63% Alc. Vol./~80–126 proof, commonly 50% Alc. Vol./100 proof) in the anis drinks family. It is a clear, colorless, unsweetened anise -flavored distilled alcoholic drink . Arak is the traditional alcoholic...

Usage examples of arak.

Both Arak and Sufa slapped their hands over their mouths in a vain effort to contain their laughter.

He started forward, intending to walk around Arak and Sufa and mingle in the crowd.

They appeared so human it was hard for Donald to believe they were part machine as Arak had said.

Donald could just make out Arak and the others approaching the pavilion.

He quickened his pace and caught up to Arak just as two oversized bronze doors swung open.

Each guest sported a velvet ribbon tied around his or her neck just like the one Arak had on.

As he had promised, Arak showed up just after the group had eaten breakfast and asked if everyone was ready for the didactic session.

As soon as the group was ready, Arak led them across the lawn toward a hemispherical structure similar to the pavilion although on a much smaller scale.

Before Arak could finish, the hovercraft came to a sudden stop then rapidly descended.

Small rooms budded off each corridor, and into one of these Arak directed the group.

But Perry was transfixed by the book, which Arak had placed in his hands.

Confused, the group followed Arak out of the small room and reboarded the antigravity vehicle.

Despite this congestion, Arak and Sufa were eventually able to herd their charges over to a large screen.

Next to it was a table with a box and a book similar to the ones Arak had shown the group in the vault below.

Reesta commented while winking and giving Arak a nudge with his elbow.