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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gin \Gin\ (j[i^]n), n. [Contr. from Geneva. See 2d Geneva.] A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine. [1913 Webster]