Definition of kirsch in English:

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kirsch

Pronunciation: /kirSH/
(also kirschwasser /-ˌväsər/)

noun

Brandy distilled from the fermented juice of cherries.
Example sentences
  • They do pretty good kirsch and I wouldn't mind sharing a samovar with you.
  • Chocolate mousse, pineapple with kirsch and lime and chocolate cheesecake were also on offer.
  • The heat of the road; the rich dark plums and kirsch leaving a dark and alluring track across the lips.

Origin

German, abbreviation of Kirschenwasser, from Kirsche 'cherry' + Wasser 'water'.

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Syllabification: kirsch

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