brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ ˈbran-dē How to pronounce brandy (audio) \
plural brandies

Definition of brandy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an alcoholic beverage distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice

brandy

verb
brandied; brandying

Definition of brandy (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to flavor, blend, or preserve with brandy

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Blue was aged in brandy, pinot noir, and port/bourbon barrels (a port barrel that then aged bourbon), with blueberries and blackberries added. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Third Space Brewing adds more equipment and expects to double its beer production," 4 June 2018 Pre-Wilson, birds were preserved in brandy, which affected their coloration; on long sea voyages, too, such preservatives were regularly drunk by none-too-squeamish seamen. Edward Rothstein, WSJ, "‘Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson’s Birds of the United States’ Review: Ornithology Takes Flight," 21 May 2018 The three are particularly enamored with eau de vies, a type of fruit brandy that's unaged and distilled from a raw material other than grapes. Devorah Lev-tov, Vogue, "This Woman Is Changing the Liquor Landscape, One Custom-Made Bottle at a Time," 11 Oct. 2018 Another, the Parisian ($13), is assembled like a brandy Old Fashioned sweet, but made with cognac and elderflower liqueur, along with citrus and cherry. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reopening after break, Meraki marks new menu with a half-price night," 12 July 2018 For a more complete bar, have gin, tequila, rum, bourbon, vermouth, sherry and brandy on hand. Michelle Gordon, azcentral, "Summer Soiree," 9 May 2018 Once the steaks are removed from the skillet, Dijon mustard, crushed peppercorns, cream, and cognac or brandy are combined in the pan to create the sauce. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Steak au Poivre from Alex Hitz," 3 Jan. 2014 For the brandy, do not use one that is too oaky, but, rather, a young fruity kind. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Put makeup on, wear a suit and go drink some brandy so your voice gets deeper. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Memo from a ‘Facebook nation’ to Mark Zuckerberg: You moved fast and broke our country.," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of brandy

Noun

1650, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brandy

Noun

short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn, from Middle Dutch brantwijn, from brant distilled + wijn wine

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brandy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brandy

: an alcoholic drink made from wine

brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ ˈbran-dē How to pronounce brandy (audio) \
plural brandies

Kids Definition of brandy

: an alcoholic liquor made from wine or fruit juice

brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ ˈbran-dē How to pronounce brandy (audio) \
plural brandies

Medical Definition of brandy

: an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice (as of apples)

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