from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fermented liquor made from cherry-juice with the addition of sugar and sometimes of flavoring ingredients.


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  • While every inn brewed its own beer, and every household had its receipts for applejack and cherry-wine, the more potent spirits were the province of the Crown: brandy, whisky, and rum were imported to the colony in small quantities under heavy guard, and sold at great cost under the Crown's seal.

    Drums of Autumn

  • As if it were not enough that they had eaten all our food, and drunk our cherry-wine -- may they suffer for it, Father of the Universe!

    Jewish Children

  • They themselves stopped frequently, opened the bags, and tasted our food and cherry-wine, which they praised highly.

    Jewish Children

  • "Excellent cherry-wine," they said, passing round the bottles, and letting the liquid gurgle down their throats.

    Jewish Children

  • They let us fight whilst they ate our food and drank our cherry-wine -- the devil take them!

    Jewish Children

  • A strong smell of almonds caused a buzzing in his cars, but left a pleasant taste in his mouth, like cherry-wine.

    In Midsummer Days, and Other Tales

  • So Alice and Nettie said they would make some cherry-wine to drink our love at parting.

    Holiday Romance

  • They had currant-pie in abundance; and cherry-wine, which excited a cuckoo so much, that he became quite rude, and so far forgot himself as to pull the bride about.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Etc.

  • Buying ingredients for my aunt’s cherry-wine jello—a nod to the years of Thanksgiving spent in Illinois and my contribution to my Colorado family’s tradition.

    Time in a bottle

  • "It is a dirty trick to take all our food from us, and our cherry-wine and our few '_groschens_,' and to leave us here in the desert, cold and hungry.

    Jewish Children


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