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

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Recent Examples on the Web My cousins in Podgorica are definitely drowning their sorrows in slivovitz right about now. Steven F. Shundich, The Enquirer, 1 Mar. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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