brandy

[ bran-dee ]
/ ˈbræn di /

noun, plural bran·dies.

a spirit distilled from wine or from the fermented juice of grapes or of apples, peaches, plums, etc.

verb (used with object), bran·died, bran·dy·ing.

to mix, flavor, or preserve with brandy.

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Origin of brandy

1615–25; short for brandywine<Dutch brandewijn burnt (i.e., distilled) wine
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British Dictionary definitions for brandy

brandy
/ (ˈbrændɪ) /

noun plural -dies

an alcoholic drink consisting of spirit distilled from grape wine
a distillation of wines made from other fruitsplum brandy

Word Origin for brandy

C17: from earlier brandewine, from Dutch brandewijn burnt wine, from bernen to burn or distil + wijn wine; compare German Branntwein
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