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eau de vie

[ ohduh -vee; English oh duh -vee ]
/ oʊdə ˈvi; English ˌoʊ də ˈvi /
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noun French.

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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British Dictionary definitions for eau de vie

eau de vie
/ (əʊ də viː, French od vi) /

noun

brandy or other spirits

Word Origin for eau de vie

French, literally: water of life
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