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Rum vs. Bourbon

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Rumnoun

(uncountable) A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.

‘The Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors.’;

Bourbonnoun

A whiskey distilled from a mixture of grains in which at least 51% is corn, aged in charred, new oak barrels. Made in the United States.

Rumnoun

(countable) A serving of rum.

‘Jake tossed down three rums.’;

Bourbonnoun

A serving of bourbon whiskey.

Rumnoun

(countable) A kind or brand of rum.

‘Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums.’;

Bourbonnoun

A Bourbon biscuit.

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Rumnoun

A queer or odd person or thing.

Bourbonnoun

A member of a family which has occupied several European thrones, and whose descendants still claim the throne of France.

Rumnoun

A country parson.

Bourbonnoun

A politician who is behind the age; a ruler or politician who neither forgets nor learns anything; an obstinate conservative.

Rumnoun

Any odd person or thing.

Bourbonnoun

a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)

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Rumnoun

(rare) The card game rummy.

Bourbonnoun

whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels

Rumadjective

(obsolete) Fine, excellent, valuable.

‘having a rum time’;

Bourbonnoun

a member of the European royal family that ruled France

Rumadjective

Strange, peculiar.

‘a rum idea; a rum fellow’;

Bourbonnoun

a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily

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Rumnoun

A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.

Rumnoun

A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson.

Rumadjective

Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.

Rumnoun

distilled from fermented molasses

Rumnoun

a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards

Rumadjective

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

‘a curious hybrid accent’; ‘her speech has a funny twang’; ‘they have some funny ideas about war’; ‘had an odd name’; ‘the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves’; ‘something definitely queer about this town’; ‘what a rum fellow’; ‘singular behavior’;

Rum

Rum is a liquor made by fermenting then distilling sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice. The distillate, a clear liquid, is usually aged in oak barrels.

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