eau-de-vie


eau–de–vie

noun \ˌō-də-ˈvē\
plural eaux–de–vie \ˌō(z)-də-\

Definition of EAU-DE-VIE

:  a clear brandy distilled from the fermented juice of fruit (as pears or raspberries)

Origin of EAU-DE-VIE

French, literally, water of life, translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae
First Known Use: 1683

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