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.

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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