[ahr-muh n-yak; French ar-mah-nyak]


a dry brandy distilled in the district of Armagnac in SW France.

Origin of Armagnac

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of armagnac

Historical Examples of armagnac

  • Armagnac and Brun instantly stood up; but they were too late.

  • 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



a dry brown brandy distilled in the French district of Gers

Word Origin for Armagnac

from Armagnac, the former name of this region
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