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Rum Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    rum adj : beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior" [syn: curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rummy, singular] n
  1. distilled from fermented molasses
  2. a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards [syn: rummy]
Rum Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rum \Rum\, n. [probably shortened from Prov. E. rumbullion a great tumult, formerly applied in the island of Barbadoes to an intoxicating liquor.] A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor. Rum bud, a grog blossom. [Colloq.] Rum shrub, a drink composed of rum, water, sugar, and lime juice or lemon juice, with some flavoring extract.
Rum Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rum \Rum\, a. [Formerly rome, a slang word for good; possibly of Gypsy origin; cf. Gypsy rom a husband, a gypsy.] Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow. [Slang] --Dickens.
Rum Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rum \Rum\, n. A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson. [Slang, Obs.] --Swift.
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Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak and other barrels.

The majority of the world's rum production occurs in and around the Caribbean and in several Central American and South American countries, such as Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Haiti, Belize, Grenada, Guyana and Cuba. There are also rum producers in places such as Australia, Fiji, Mexico, the Philippines, India, Reunion Island, Mauritius and South Africa.

Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas golden and dark rums are also appropriate for drinking straight, or for cooking. Premium rums are also available and are made to be consumed straight or with ice.

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  • Rum Jungle Resources Limited (ASX:RUM) Quarterly Activities Report June 2014
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  • On This Day: Last rum rations handed out to Royal Navy sailors on Black Tot Day
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  • Top 10 Best Rum Drinks on the Planet
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Rum is a beverage that calls to mind tropical locations, relaxation and memories of good times. After all, the stuff goes into so many of those tropical, fruity drinks that we enjoy on cruises, at beaches and at barbecues. Rum can actually trace its lineage back to ancient India and China, where the first fermented drinks made form sugarcan Read more on this news related to 'Rum'

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