(Sp. model spelled same [tekíla], name of a city in the Mexican state of Jalisco where the drink is produced < Nahuatl tequillan 'place where tributes are paid' or 'place of the workers' < téquitl 'tribute' or tequíotl 'work' and tlan, indicating abundance)
   A potent alcoholic drink made from the maguey plant. Santamaría describes it as the popular mezcal liquor whose production constitutes an important industry in the states of Jalisco and Guanajuato, Mexico. Its name comes from a city in the state of Jalisco, probably because the drink originated there. It is extracted from any of a number of agaves, but especially the Agave tequilana, which is also called the mezcal de Tequila, the mezcal azul, or the zapalote. The DRAE also references the drink as similar to gin.

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