noun (1)
\ ˈkwech, ˈkve- \
plural -es

Definition of quetsch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a dry white Alsatian brandy distilled from fermented plum juice


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -es

Definition of quetsch (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a vat equipped with rollers for applying chemical solutions or sizing to yarn or cloth and used especially in the slashing process
2 : one of the rollers in a quetsch

History and Etymology for quetsch

Noun (1)

German, from German dialect (Alsace) quetsch, quetsche plum, from a French dialectal word akin to Old French davoisne damson plum, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin damascena, from plural of Latin (prunum) Damascenum

Noun (2)

German quetsche press, roller, from quetschen to squeeze, crush, flatten, from Middle High German quetzen, quetschen to strike, squeeze, crush; akin to Middle Low German quetsen, quessen to strike against, Middle Dutch quetsen, quetschen to injure, wound, break up

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“Quetsch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quetsch. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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