- an unaged brandy, originally from Italy, distilled from the pomace of a wine press.
Origin of grappa
1890–95; < Italian: grape stalk < Germanic; see grape
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Examples from the Web for grappa
On the 31st the enemy's forces had collapsed on the Grappa front.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
Mathew Joseph Holt
The Grappa had made his face dead-white and his blue eyes black.
In his opinion, Grappa was superior to all the Cognac in the world.
Young girls brought them dishes of fried sea-urchins, and broiled steaks of the grappa fish, and other savory dishes.The Golden Amazons of Venus
John Murray Reynolds
(p. 130) On the Grappa, under the impetus of the Fourth Army's thrust, the enemy front had collapsed.
- a spirit distilled from the fermented remains of grapes after pressing
Italian: grape stalk, of Germanic origin; see grape
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Word Origin and History for grappa
"brandy distilled from the residue of wine-making," 1893, from Italian grappa, literally "grapes" (see grape).
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