Origin of kirsch
Examples from the Web for kirschwasser
The slices of pine-apples may be soaked in kirschwasser for twenty-four hours before using them.
Mix one pound of flour with five whole eggs, with a very little or no salt, and a pony of kirschwasser, if desired.
On being tasted, it proved to be that fiery and intoxicating spirit known in commerce as Kirsch or Kirschwasser.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
Taste that, master; take a small glass of kirschwasser, and then lie down.The Man-Wolf and Other Tales|Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
Flavor with a glassful of any kind of wine; or a pony of cognac, kirschwasser, or other cordial, as you may desire.
British Dictionary definitions for kirschwasser
Word Origin for Kirsch
Word Origin and History for kirschwasser
"liquor distilled from fermented cherry juice," 1819, from German Kirschwasser, literally "cherry-water;" first element from Middle High German kirse, from Old High German kirsa, from Vulgar Latin *ceresia, from Late Latin cerasium "cherry" (see cherry). For second element, see water (n.1).