cognac

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 David was paying and the cognac flowed freely, snifter after snifter. Jeff Leen, Washington Post, "What I learned about writing, fame and grace when I spent two weeks showing the master spy novelist around Miami," 30 Dec. 2020 Cook to reduce the cognac by half and add the chicken broth. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Flavorful beef tenderloin medallions make a quick & easy meal ready in minutes," 28 Dec. 2020 Jingle Balls Nog combines cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla and nutmeg. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Here are 12 holiday drinks from Frisco bars and restaurants," 23 Dec. 2020 Turkey Leg Hut serves massive turkey legs stuffed with creative ingredients such as Cajun mac and cheese and finished off with unique toppings from Cajun alfredo to Hennessy cognac glaze. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Rapper 50 Cent hits up Houston's Turkey Leg Hut," 17 Dec. 2020 The 2020 version is shrunken in size with sleek gold hardware, and comes in classic espresso and cognac as well as a distinctive emerald green. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Tabitha Simmons Is Bringing a New Perspective to the Heritage Luggage House Tanner Krolle," 14 Dec. 2020 Famous or not, people flock to the restaurant for its massive turkey legs stuffed with creative ingredients such as Cajun mac and cheese and finished off with unique toppings from Cajun alfredo to Hennessy cognac glaze. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Rapper Meek Mill dines at popular Third Ward restaurant Turkey Leg Hut," 14 Dec. 2020 With the new Kilian Paris Liquors Collection, Kilian Hennessy—the eighth-generation heir to the illustrious French cognac dynasty—pays homage to his boozy heritage. April Long, Town & Country, "Are These The Ultimate Holiday Party Fragrances?," 27 Oct. 2020 Paula and Franson Nwaeze are sharing their restaurant’s bread pudding, topped with a cognac sauce. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Try these Thanksgiving recipes from Colleyville restaurants," 19 Nov. 2020

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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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“Cognac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cognac. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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cognac

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cognac

: a kind of brandy that is made in France

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