eau de vie

[ ohduh -vee; English oh duh-vee ]
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  1. brandy, especially a coarser and less purified variety.

Origin of eau de vie

Literally, water of life; cf. aqua vitae

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How to use eau de vie in a sentence

  • So I gave him a little more eau-de-vie, and he took it most submissively.

    Lorna Doone | R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for eau de vie

eau de vie

/ (əʊ də viː, French od vi) /

  1. brandy or other spirits

Origin of eau de vie

French, literally: water of life

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