Definitions

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

  • adjective Very dry. Used of champagne.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To browse.
  • Raw; rough; rude; as applied to wines, dry; not sweet.
  • noun A rough diamond or other gem. Roughing out a gem is often called bruting.

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

  • intransitive verb obsolete To browse.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See birt.
  • adjective very dry; -- used of wine or champagne.

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

  • adjective (of champagne) extremely dry

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, rough, from Latin brūtus, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

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