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whisky

noun [C or U] uk UK (US or Irish English whiskey)   /ˈwɪs.ki/ us  
B2 a strong, pale brown alcoholic drink, originally from Scotland and Ireland, made from grain such as barley, maize, or ryeSpirits and distilling
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