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.

Nearby words

  1. vicereine,
  2. viceroy,
  3. viceroyalty,
  4. vichy,
  5. vichy government,
  6. vichyite,
  7. vichyssoise,
  8. vicinage,
  9. vicinal,
  10. vicinity

Origin of vichy water

First recorded in 1855–60

Also called vichy, Vichy.

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British Dictionary definitions for vichy water

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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