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

Examples of brandy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Pine and pear brandy add warm forest murmurs to the spicy, smoky mix. AJC.com, "10 ‘evergreen’ cocktails from Atlanta bars to spruce up winter drinking," 21 Jan. 2018 The dessert also features Serendipity's signature dessert caviar, made from citrus and Armagnac brandy. Fox News, "The world's most expensive ice cream and frozen treats," 3 Aug. 2016 What about a short history of canned sardines, or tiramisu, or clear fruit brandies? Town & Country, ""Got the Snaps?"," 13 June 2015 Add honey and remaining raspberries and 2 tablespoons brandy. Good Housekeeping, "Raspberry-Almond Trifle," 2 Nov. 2011 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

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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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