from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very dry. Used of champagne.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To browse.
- n. See birt.
- adj. very dry; -- used of wine or champagne.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To browse.
- Raw; rough; rude; as applied to wines, dry; not sweet.
- n. A rough diamond or other gem. Roughing out a gem is often called bruting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of champagne) extremely dry
French, from Old French, rough, from Latin brūtus, heavy; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)