eau de vie

[ohduh vee; English oh duh vee]

noun French.

brandy, especially a coarser and less purified variety.

Origin of eau de vie

literally, water of life; cf. aqua vitae
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Related Words for eau de vie

whiskey, cognac, marc

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eau de vie


brandy or other spirits

Word Origin for eau de vie

French, literally: water of life
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