Share this entry

Share this page

eau de vie

Line breaks: eau de vie
Pronunciation: /əʊ də ˈviː
 
/

Definition of eau de vie in English:

noun (plural eaux de vie pronounced same)

[mass noun]
Brandy: the cheese is marinated in eau de vie
More example sentences
  • There are half a dozen different eaux de vie, grappas, Calvados, Armagnacs, as well as a comprehensive beer and wine list.
  • And even there we were treated to a new drinking experience - prune cocktail, prepared using prune eau de vie, sparkling wine and a single prune sitting and fizzing away at the bottom of the glass.
  • Keep warm and add the plum eau de vie just before serving.

Origin

from French eau-de-vie, literally 'water of life'.

Definition of eau de vie in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily