Definition of eau-de-vie in English:
noun (plural eaux-de-vie pronounced same)
- 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.
mid 18th century: from French eau-de-vie, literally 'water of life'.