noun, often capitalized
co·​gnac | \ ˈkōn-ˌyak also ˈkȯn- or ˈkän- How to pronounce cognac (audio) \

Definition of cognac

: a brandy from the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime distilled from white wine

Examples of cognac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The missing cognac is estimated to be worth $65,820. Elva Ramirez, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 The suit alleges that last Sept., Bacardi packed up 24 pallets containing 1,680 cases of cognac, and shipped them from Paris to Los Angeles. Elva Ramirez, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Carefully add cognac, pouring close to the pan and being careful of any flare-ups. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Apr. 2022 Modern conversations take place at impressive dinner tables or inside cellars in wine and cognac country. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 8 May 2022 Live DJs, stationed around the expansive space, kept the energy high while Remy Martin cognac cocktails flowed. Ian Malone, Vogue, 3 May 2022 The campaign partners with superstar Janelle Monáe and cognac educator Ms. Franky Marshall (stylized as ms. franky marshall) to celebrate Black creative expression in American cocktail culture. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 23 Mar. 2022 Hennessy — the cognac found at many Cambodian, Vietnamese and Lao family parties in the U.S. — makes an appearance on the menu. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 10 Mar. 2022 Dinner reservations are $125 a person; drinks from the bar (such as its Melito: Hennessy cognac with pineapple and orange juices and mint) are separate. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cognac

1751, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cognac

French, from Cognac, France

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4 Jul 2022

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“Cognac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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