[broot; French bryt]
- (of wine, especially champagne) very dry.
Origin of brut
1890–95; < French: raw; see brute2
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- (of champagne) not sweet; dry
Word Origin for brut
C19: from French raw, rough, from Latin brūtus heavy; see brute
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"dry," 1891, used of wines, especially champagnes, from French brut (14c.), literally "raw, crude" (see brute).
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