EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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;
shortened form of
kirsch·was·ser [ keersh-vah-ser] /ˈkɪərʃˌvɑ sər/
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Kirschwasser cherry water
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Word Origin and History for kirschwasser n.
"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).
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