Vichy

[ vish-ee; French vee-shee ]
/ ˈvɪʃ i; French viˈʃi /

noun

a city in central France: provisional capital of unoccupied France 1940–1942; hot springs.
(often lowercase) vichy water.

Definition for vichy (2 of 2)

vichy water

or Vichy water

[ vish-ee ]
/ ˈvɪʃ i /

noun

a natural mineral water from springs at Vichy, containing sodium bicarbonate, other alkaline salts, etc., used in the treatment of digestive disturbances, gout, etc.
a water of similar composition, either natural or artificial.

Origin of vichy water

First recorded in 1855–60
Also called vichy, Vichy.
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British Dictionary definitions for vichy (1 of 2)

Vichy

/ (French viʃi, English ˈviːʃiː) /

noun

a town and spa in central France, on the River Allier: seat of the collaborationist government under Marshal Pétain (1940–44); mineral waters bottled for export. Pop: 26 528 (1999)Latin name: Vicus Calidus (ˈviːkəs ˈkælɪdəs)

British Dictionary definitions for vichy (2 of 2)

vichy water

noun

(sometimes capital) a natural mineral water from springs at Vichy in France, reputed to be beneficial to the health
any sparkling mineral water resembling this

Often shortened to: vichy
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