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Liquor vs. Liqueur

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Main Difference

The main difference between Liquor and Liqueur is that the Liquor is a alcoholic beverage that is produced by distilling and Liqueur is a alcoholic beverage, sweetened and flavored distilled spirit.

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Wikipedia
  • Liquor (noun)

    A liquid, a fluid.

  • Liquor (noun)

    A drinkable liquid.

  • Liquor (noun)

    A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).

  • Liquor (noun)

    A parsley sauce commonly served with traditional pies and mash.

  • Liquor (noun)

    Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation; more broadly, any alcoholic drink.

  • Liquor (noun)

    In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.

  • Liquor (verb)

    To drink liquor, usually to excess.

  • Liquor (verb)

    To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.

  • Liquor (verb)

    To grease.

  • Liqueur (noun)

    A flavoured Cordials are a type of liqueur manufactured using the infusion process as opposed to the essence and distillation processes.

  • Liqueur (verb)

    to flavor or treat (wine) with a liqueur

  • Liqueur (verb)

    to top up bottles of sparkling wine with a sugar solution

    "Every champagne has to be liqueured after its disgorgement, to replace the inevitable loss."

Wiktionary
  • Liquor (noun)

    alcoholic drink, especially distilled spirits.

  • Liquor (noun)

    liquid in which something has been steeped or cooked.

  • Liquor (noun)

    liquid which drains from food during cooking.

  • Liquor (noun)

    the liquid from which a substance has been crystallized or extracted.

  • Liquor (noun)

    water used in brewing.

  • Liquor (verb)

    dress (leather) with grease or oil.

  • Liquor (verb)

    steep (something, especially malt) in water.

  • Liqueur (noun)

    a strong, sweet alcoholic spirit, usually drunk after a meal

    "an Italian almond-flavoured liqueur"

    "fruit cocktail laced with liqueur"

  • Liqueur (noun)

    a chocolate with a liqueur filling

    "a box of liqueurs"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Liquor (noun)

    Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like.

  • Liquor (noun)

    Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc.

  • Liquor (noun)

    A solution of a medicinal substance in water; - distinguished from tincture and aqua.

  • Liquor

    To supply with liquor.

  • Liquor

    To grease.

  • Liqueur (noun)

    An aromatic alcoholic cordial.

Webster Dictionary
  • Liquor (noun)

    distilled rather than fermented

  • Liquor (noun)

    a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process;

    "waste liquors"

  • Liquor (noun)

    the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked

  • Liqueur (noun)

    strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

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