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eau de vie

[ohduh vee; English oh duh vee]
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noun French.
  1. brandy, especially a coarser and less purified variety.

Origin of eau de vie

literally, water of life; cf. aqua vitae
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eau de vie

noun
  1. brandy or other spirits

Word Origin

French, literally: water of life
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