ardent spirits


plural noun

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

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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