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Armagnac

[ahr-muh n-yak; French ar-mah-nyak] /ˌɑr mənˈyæk; French ar mɑˈnyak/
noun
1.
a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.
Origin of Armagnac
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • Armagnac and Brun instantly stood up; but they were too late.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • His very party go, not by the name of Orleans, but by the name of Armagnac.

    Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Savage though he was, Armagnac was a Frenchman, and a great captain.

    Joan of Arc Laura E. Richards
  • Armagnac and his chief followers were betrayed and imprisoned.

    Joan of Arc Laura E. Richards
  • You may take it that Riguepeu lies in the heart of the Armagnac district.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
British Dictionary definitions for Armagnac

Armagnac

/ˈɑːmənˌjæk/
noun
1.
a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers
Word Origin
from Armagnac, the former name of this region
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