Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.
  • transitive verb To preserve, flavor, or mix with brandy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Smutty.
  • To mix or flavor with brandy.
  • noun A spirituous liquor obtained by the distillation of wine, or of the refuse of the winepress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine. The name is also given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that distilled from cider and peaches. In northern Europe, it is also applied to a spirit obtained from grain.
  • noun fruit preserved in brandy and sugar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.
  • noun countable Any variety of brandy.
  • noun countable A glass of brandy.
  • verb transitive To preserve, flavour, or mix with brandy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice

Etymologies

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

[Short for brandy-wine, from Dutch brandewijn : brandende, present participle of branden, to burn; see gwher- in Indo-European roots + wijn, wine; see wine.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Shortened form of brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn ("burnt wine").

Examples

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  • Originally brandy-wine

    March 7, 2007

  • "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass.

    February 8, 2008