Definition of mao-tai in English:

mao-tai

noun

  • A strong sorghum-based liquor distilled in southwestern China.

    • ‘For those who demand their Chinese authentic get some mao-tai and a book of Li Po's poetry and drink with the moon and your shadow.’
    • ‘Instead of pouring the drink for me, the happy-go-lucky bear-like character opens a fresh bottle of mao-tai and hands it to me. "Well," he says, "who knows?"’

Origin

Named after a town in southwestern China.

Pronunciation:

mao-tai

/ˈdī//ˈmou ˈtī/