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eau de vie

[ohduh vee; English oh duh vee]
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noun French.
  1. brandy, especially a coarser and less purified variety.
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Origin of eau de vie

literally, water of life; cf. aqua vitae
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whiskey, cognac, marc

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eau de vie

  1. brandy or other spirits
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Word Origin

French, literally: water of life
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