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eau-de-vie

Syllabification: eau-de-vie
Pronunciation: /ˌō də ˈvē
 
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Definition of eau-de-vie in English:

noun (plural eaux-de-vie pronounced same)

Brandy.
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

mid 18th century: from French eau-de-vie, literally 'water of life'.

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