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ar·rack / ˈarək; əˈrak/ (also ar·ak) • n. an alcoholic liquor typically distilled from the sap of the coconut palm or from rice.

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arrack (âr´ək), strong spirits distilled chiefly in Asia from fermented fruits, grains, or sugarcane. In the 19th cent., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) became quite noted for palm toddy arrack and in modern times, Indonesia makes the best arrack. Other names for arrack are rack, raki, and arak.

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arrack Eastern name for a kind of alcoholic spirit. XVII. ult. — Arab. 'arak. Aphetic RACK6.