pulque

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pulque fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pulque An intoxicating Mexican drink. See Agave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pulque A fermented drink made in Mexico and some countries of Central America from the juice of the a gave or maguey, Agave Americana. The sap, which abounds in sugar and mucilage when the plant is about to flower, is at that time drawn into a cavity formed by cutting out the bud and upper leaves. The yield may be as much as two gallons a day for several months. The juice is fermented in reservoirs of rawhide, and early in the process is pleasant, resembling spruce-beer, but at the end acquires the putrid odor of the animal matter contained in the hides. It is, however, a favorite beverage with the Mexicans.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pulque pōōl′kā a fermented drink, made in Mexico.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp., from Mex.

Usage

In literature:

All this strange behavior of cowboys is beyond his pulque-soaked brains.
"The Light of Western Stars" by Zane Grey
Sherry groaned, but took the pulque, refusing the sandwiches almost violently.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
On her arrival Quetzalcoatl seated her beside him and gave her to drink of the magical pulque.
"American Hero-Myths" by Daniel G. Brinton
PULQUE, a favourite beverage of the Mexicans and in Central America, from the fermented juice of the agave.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The pulque did not make the men more quarrelsome, but seemed to plunge them into a lethargy.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Tepehuanes make pulque, but not tesvino, and cotton is cultivated on a very small scale.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
And the pulque down there helps you to forget your troubles.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Cii, n. The pulque liquor.
"The Maya Chronicles" by Various
The mezcal, or pulque, the national drink of the Mexicans, is made from the sap of the agave.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Close at hand within these low adobe hovels, pulque is being retailed at a penny a tumbler.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In news:

Professor Ehrenpreis argues that "Porter uses pulque as her symbol for the inner death-life of Mexico" in contradiction to Givner's contention that "the hacienda itself" supplies the story's "symbolic pattern.
The next course was the elk with the scorched juniper perfume and the pulque infusion.
The Drawing Room's Cristiana DeLucca challenged Tim Williams of Francesca's Forno with pulque , a milky, mildly alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the agave plant.
Pulque , the ancient drink of Aztecs, is lost and found again.
Pulque, a popular workingman's drink dating to the Aztecs that had fallen out of favor long ago, makes a comeback in Mexico, thanks to the Facebook generation.
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