[pis-koh, pee-skoh; Spanish pee-skaw]
- a brandy made in the district near Pisco, a seaport in Peru.
Origin of pisco
1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish
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Examples from the Web for pisco
This drink is pisco, lemon juice, and a teaspoonful of sugar.
They labour one day, and get drunk on pisco or the "strong water" on another.California
J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
The wine came from Pisco, 'which place is famous for wine, and was contained in jars of seven or eight gallons each.History of the Buccaneers of America
A little way up the bay, on the mainland, is the sea-port of Pisco, a neat Spanish-built place.
To the south of Lima, in the Bay of Pisco, are found three small islands, or rather barren rocks.