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brasserie

[ bras-uh-ree; French brasuh-ree ]
/ ˌbræs əˈri; French brasəˈri /
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noun, plural bras·se·ries [bras-uh-reez; French brasuh-ree]. /ˌbræs əˈriz; French brasəˈri/.
an unpretentious restaurant, tavern, or the like, that serves drinks, especially beer, and simple or hearty food.
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Origin of brasserie

1860–65; <French: literally, brewery; Middle French, equivalent to brass(er) to brew (<Gallo-Latin *braciāre, derivative of *brac- malt <Gaulish; compare Welsh brag, MIr mraich, braich malt) + -erie-ery
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British Dictionary definitions for brasserie

brasserie
/ (ˈbræsərɪ) /

noun
a bar in which drinks and often food are served
a small and usually cheap restaurant

Word Origin for brasserie

C19: from French, from brasser to stir, brew
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