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brandy


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brandy  \Bran"dy\,  n.;  pl  {Brandies}.  [From  older  brandywine, 
  brandwine,  fr  D.  brandewijn  fr  p.  p.  of  branden  to  burn, 
  distill  +  wijn  wine,  akin  to  G.  branntwein  See  {Brand}.] 
  A  strong  alcoholic  liquor  distilled  from  wine.  The  name  is 
  also  given  to  spirit  distilled  from  other  liquors,  and  in  the 
  United  States  to  that  distilled  from  cider  and  peaches.  In 
  northern  Europe,  it  is  also  applied  to  a  spirit  obtained  from 
  grain. 
 
  {Brandy  fruit},  fruit  preserved  in  brandy  and  sugar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brandy 
  n  :  distilled  from  wine  or  fermented  fruit  juice 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BRANDY,  n.  A  cordial  composed  of  one  part  thunder-and-lightning,  one 
  part  remorse,  two  parts  bloody  murder,  one  part  death-hell-and-the- 
  grave  and  four  parts  clarified  Satan.  Dose,  a  headful  all  the  time. 
  Brandy  is  said  by  Dr  Johnson  to  be  the  drink  of  heroes.  Only  a  hero 
  will  venture  to  drink  it 
 
 




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