kirsch

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

Origin of kirsch

1810–20; < German Kirsch, shortened form of Kirschwasser, equivalent to Kirsch(e) cherry + Wasser water
Also called kirsch·was·ser [keersh-vah-ser] /ˈkɪərʃˌvɑ sər/.
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Kirsch

Kirschwasser (ˈkɪəʃˌvɑːsə)

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

Word Origin for Kirsch

German Kirschwasser cherry water
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