from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brandy distilled from white wine and produced in the vicinity of Cognac.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a brandy distilled from white wine in the region around Cognac in France
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of French brandy, so called from the town of Cognac.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, a French brandy of superior quality distilled from wines produced in the neighborhood of Cognac in the department of Charente, France; more loosely, any of the brandies of that department.
- n. In Europe, any brandy of good quality (this name having superseded the original terms eau-de-vie, branntwein, etc.); in the United States, French brandy in general. See champagne.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of France
French cognac, from Cognac, a city in France, from Medieval Latin Comniacum, from the name Cominius + Gallo-Roman suffix -acum. (Wiktionary)