from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western France on the Charente River north-northeast of Bordeaux. It is famous for its distilleries, which have manufactured and exported cognac since the 18th century. Population: 19,500.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a city in the Charente département of France, famous for cognac brandy


From the name of the French city, from Medieval Latin Comniacum, from the name Cominius + Gallo-Roman suffix -acum. (Wiktionary)



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