Sweet liqueur made by flavoring alcohol (obtained from distillation) with sugar and the dried peels of bitter oranges. Originally from the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it is now made elsewhere. The alcohol content varies between 36% and 40%.
Flavored with sour orange peel; SYN. curacoa.
Dutch liqueur made from orange peel.
A popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles.
(West Indies) Island in the West Indies, one of the Netherlands Antilles; area 444 sq km/171 sq mi; The principal industry, dating from 1918, is the refining of Venezuelan petroleum. Curaçao was colonized by Spain 1527, annexed by the Dutch West India Company 1634, and gave its name from 1924 to the group of islands renamed the Netherlands Antilles 1948. Its capital is the port of Willemstad.