ardent spirits


plural noun

strong alcoholic liquors made by distillation, as brandy, whiskey, or gin.

Nearby words

  1. arden,
  2. arden, forest of,
  3. ardency,
  4. ardennes,
  5. ardent,
  6. ardently,
  7. ardi,
  8. ardipithecus,
  9. ardipithecus kadabba,
  10. ardipithecus ramidus

Origin of ardent spirits

First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for ardent spirits

ardent spirits

pl n

spirits, such as rum, whisky, etc
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