a·gua fres·ca (ä′gwə frĕskə)
n. pl. aguas frescas
A drink of Mexican origin made with puréed fruit, water, and sugar.
[Spanish : agua, water (from Latin aqua; see akw-ā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + fresca, feminine of fresco, cool, fresh (of Germanic origin).]
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