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[broot; French bryt]
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  1. (of wine, especially champagne) very dry.
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Origin of brut

1890–95; < French: raw; see brute2


  1. any of a number of partly legendary, partly historical chronicles dealing with early English history, written during the Middle Ages and usually beginning with Brutus, the mythic and eponymous ancestor of the country.
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Origin of Brut

1300–50; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin Brūtus
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  1. (of champagne) not sweet; dry
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Word Origin

C19: from French raw, rough, from Latin brūtus heavy; see brute
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Word Origin and History for brut


"dry," 1891, used of wines, especially champagnes, from French brut (14c.), literally "raw, crude" (see brute).

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