cognac

[ kohn-yak, kon-; French kaw-nyak ]
/ ˈkoʊn yæk, ˈkɒn-; French kɔˈnyak /

noun

(often initial capital letter) the brandy distilled in and shipped from the legally delimited area surrounding the town of Cognac, in W central France.
any French brandy.
any good brandy.

Origin of cognac

Borrowed into English from French around 1585–95
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Cognac

/ (ˈkɒnjæk, French kɔɲak) /

noun

a town in SW France: centre of the district famed for its brandy. Pop: 19 534 (1999)
(sometimes not capital) a high-quality grape brandy
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