A Mexican liquor distilled from a fermented mash of roasted agave hearts.
[Mexican Spanish mezcal, agave, liquor made from agave hearts, from Nahuatl mexcalli, cooked agave : metl, me-, agave (akin to Eudeve (Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora) meit and Tepehu´n (Uto-Aztecan language of Chihuahua) mai) + ixcalli, baked thing (ixca, to bake + -l-, passive suffix + -tli, unpossessed absolute singular noun suffix).]
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