French, literally, water of life, translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae
1683, in the meaning defined above
'Whiskey' and 'Whisky' and Alchemy
Thank the alchemists
eau de toilette
eau-de-vie de marc
“Eau-de-vie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eau-de-vie. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.
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