from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A restaurant serving alcoholic beverages, especially beer, as well as food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, informal restaurant that serves beer and wine as well as simple food
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, a brewery, or a beer-garden attached to a brewery; also, any beer-garden or beer-saloon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
French, from brasser, to malt, brew, from Old French bracier, from Vulgar Latin *braciāre, from Latin brace, malt, of Celtic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French brasser ("to brew"), from Old French bracer, from brace 'malt', from Gaulish brace (compare Welsh brag, Scottish braigh); akin to Latin marcēre 'to wither, droop', marcor 'putrification', Old Norse mǫrr 'suet, tallow', Lithuanian mèrkti 'to macerate, soak flax'. (Wiktionary)