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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.
  • transitive v. To preserve, flavor, or mix with brandy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.
  • n. Any variety of brandy.
  • n. A glass of brandy.
  • v. To preserve, flavour, or mix with brandy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spirituous liquor obtained by the distillation of wine, or of the refuse of the winepress.
  • To mix or flavor with brandy.
  • Smutty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice

Etymologies

Short for brandy-wine, from Dutch brandewijn : brandende, present participle of branden, to burn; see gwher- in Indo-European roots + wijn, wine; see wine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened form of brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn ("burnt wine"). (Wiktionary)

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