n. pl. mo·ji·tos
A cocktail made of rum, sugar, lime juice, crushed mint leaves, soda water, and shaved ice.
[Cuban Spanish, from diminutive of Spanish mojo, sauce, from mojar, to moisten, to dip, from Vulgar Latin *molliāre, to soften by wetting; see MOIL.]
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