A'QUA, noun [Latin aqua ]
Water; a word much used in pharmacy, and the old chimistry.
Aqua fortis, in the old chimistry, is now called nitric acid.
Aqua marina, a name which jewelers give to the beryl, on account of its color.
Aqua regia, in the old chimistry, is now called nitro-muriatic acid.
Aqua vitae, brandy, or spirit of wine.