from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Plain water, especially when mixed with a liquor such as whiskey.
- noun Chiefly Southern US Water from a stream.
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- noun plain
water, especially when mixed with alcoholic beverage.
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- noun pure natural water from a stream or brook; often distinguished from soda water
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[branch, stream + water.]
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First recorded in 1835; the branch here is an american word for creek, a brook, a stream of clean drinkable water.
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