slivovitz

noun
sliv·​o·​vitz | \ ˈsli-və-ˌvits How to pronounce slivovitz (audio) , ˈslē-, -ˌwits \

Definition of slivovitz

: a dry usually colorless plum brandy made especially in the Balkan countries

First Known Use of slivovitz

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slivovitz

Serbian & Croatian šljivovica, from šljiva, sliva plum; akin to Russian sliva plum — more at livid

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“Slivovitz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slivovitz. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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