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Noun: cocktail  'kók,teyl
  1. A mixed drink, usually spirits mixed with fruit juice or other alcoholic drinks
  2. An appetizer served as a first course at a meal
  3. A mixture of any substances, emotions, factors, etc. (esp. one that is harmful or disturbing)
    "a bewildering cocktail of emotions"; "a cocktail of drink and drugs that led to his death"

Derived forms: cocktails

Type of: appetiser [Brit], appetizer, mixed drink, starter

Encyclopedia: Cocktail