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kirsch

[ keersh ]

noun

  1. a fragrant, colorless, unaged brandy distilled from a fermented mash of cherries, produced especially in Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace, France.


Kirsch

/ ˈkɪəʃˌvɑːsə; kɪəʃ /

noun

  1. a brandy distilled from cherries, made chiefly in the Black Forest in Germany and in the Jura and Vosges districts of France


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kirsch1

1810–20; < German Kirsch, shortened form of Kirschwasser, equivalent to Kirsch ( e ) cherry + Wasser water

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Word History and Origins

Origin of kirsch1

German Kirschwasser cherry water

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Example Sentences

Kirsch has just completed his three-minute audition for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College.

Kirsch said private businesses paid for the Washington representation of the Centre.

And the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children continued to list Zackary Lamar Kirsch as case number 820776.

But, as Adam Kirsch writes, a new collection of essays shows how his political ideology changed him into a defender of oppression.

For a generation Lionel Trilling was the only critic that mattered as a new book by Adam Kirsch explains.

Potugin grew rather mixed, and he asked the waiter to bring him a little glass of kirsch-wasser.

Well, I'll try a glass of kirsch; I like its perfume, its bitter and wild perfume that reminds me of the forest.

You may flavor with vanilla, maraschino, kirsch, or any liqueur you wish.

Later, she also sent a message of praise concerning the omelette au Kirsch.

He made friends with that door-keeper, took him out to supper, gave him a kirsch with his coffee and a cigar with his kirsch.

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