eau-de-vie

noun
\ ˌō-də-ˈvē How to pronounce eau-de-vie (audio) \
plural eaux-de-vie\ ˌō(z)-​də-​ˈvē How to pronounce eau-de-vie (audio) \

Definition of eau-de-vie

: a clear brandy distilled from the fermented juice of fruit (such as pears or raspberries)

First Known Use of eau-de-vie

1683, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eau-de-vie

French, literally, water of life, translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae

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Cite this Entry

“Eau-de-vie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eau-de-vie. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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