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arrack (n.)

c. 1600, probably picked up in India (as were Portuguese araca, Spanish arac, French arack), via Hindi arak, Tamil araku, etc., ultimately from Arabic araq "distilled spirits, strong liquor," literally "sweat, juice;" used of native liquors in Eastern countries, especially those distilled from fermented sap of coconut palm, sometimes from rice or molasses.

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Definitions of arrack from WordNet

arrack (n.)
any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses;
Synonyms: arak
From wordnet.princeton.edu