[sliv-uh-vits, -wits, shliv-]
- a dry, usually colorless, slightly bitter plum brandy from E Europe.
Also sliv·o·vic, sliv·o·witz [sliv-uh-vits] /ˈslɪv ə vɪts/.
Origin of slivovitz
1895–1900; < German Sliwowitz < Serbo-Croatian šljȉvovica, derivative of šljȉva plum
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Examples from the Web for slivovitz
I daresay they kept off the rheumatism by extra potations of slivovitz.
There is a flask of slivovitz (the plum brandy of the country) underneath the seat, if you should require it.Dracula
"Nikola, serve rakija," said the Archimandrite, and Nikola filled two little glasses with slivovitz and put them before us.Through the Land of the Serb
Mary Edith Durham
What have they to work for beyond the necessary quantity of maize, slivovitz, and tobacco?
- a plum brandy from E Europe
from Serbo-Croat šljivovica, from sljiva plum
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