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rumnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rʌm/
a ​strongalcoholicdrink made from the ​juice of the ​sugarcaneplant: I'll have a (​glass of) rum.

rumadjective

uk   us   /rʌm/ (rummer, rummest) UK old-fashioned
(Definition of rum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rumnoun [U]

 us   /rʌm/
a ​strongalcoholicdrink made from ​molasses (= ​sweetliquid from ​sugarplants)
(Definition of rum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rum”
in Korean 럼주…
in Arabic مَشْروب الرّوم…
in Malaysian rum…
in French rhum…
in Russian ром…
in Chinese (Traditional) 朗姆酒…
in Italian rum…
in Turkish rom, bir tür sert alkollü içki…
in Polish rum…
in Spanish ron…
in Vietnamese rượu rom…
in Portuguese rum…
in Thai เหล้ารัม…
in German der Rum…
in Catalan rom…
in Japanese ラム酒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 朗姆酒…
in Indonesian rum, (minuman keras)…
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