Definition of cognac
: a brandy from the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime distilled from white wine
Recent Examples of cognac from the Web
Police found a baggie of marijuana and open container of Hennessy cognac in his car.
Future outings will see Field working with cognac and Armagnac, too, putting the spotlight on more French spirits.
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Origin and Etymology of cognac
French, from Cognac, France
First Known Use: 1751See Words from the same year
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Definition of cognac for English Language Learners
: a kind of brandy that is made in France
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