grappa

[grahp-pah]

Origin of grappa

1890–95; < Italian: grape stalk < Germanic; see grape
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grappa

noun
  1. a spirit distilled from the fermented remains of grapes after pressing

Word Origin for grappa

Italian: grape stalk, of Germanic origin; see grape
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Word Origin and History for grappa
n.

"brandy distilled from the residue of wine-making," 1893, from Italian grappa, literally "grapes" (see grape).

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