Definitions

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

  • noun An Italian brandy distilled from the pomace of grapes used in winemaking.

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  • noun uncountable An Italian grape-based spirit of between 80 and 100 proof, made from the distillation of pomace.
  • noun countable A variety or serving of grappa.

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  • noun Italian brandy made from residue of grapes after pressing

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Italian dialectal, grape stalk, brandy, of Germanic origin.]

Examples

  • Italy's reason for refusing to ratify the trade deal was that it was insisting that South African manufacturers stopped using the term grappa for local spirits.

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  • "If South Africa agreed right now, today, to stop using the term grappa, nothing would change," he said.

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  • "If South Africa agreed right now, today, to stop using the term grappa, nothing would change," he said.

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  • "If South Africa agreed right now, today, to stop using the term grappa, nothing would change," he said.

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  • That icy thimble of spirits called grappa goes down with a chill and a burn, and now threatens to bring the roof down on one of

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  • Erwin said his government had noted the concerns of the Italian government about the use of the word grappa on South African-made products but said he did not believe these could stop or delay the implementation of the agreement.

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  • Monday of bad faith over a trade agreement centred on the use of the terms grappa and ouzo.

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  • Italy objected to South African producers using the word grappa which it believed it had obtained exclusive rights to use.

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  • Monday of bad faith over a trade agreement centred on the use of the terms grappa and ouzo.

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  • Africa fails to stop using the terms grappa and ouzo for liquor produced in South Africa.

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  • Nobody had passed around any grappa before we went over the top, but we flung ourselves into battle anyway, yelling.

    --Umberto Eco, 1988, Foucault's Pendulum, p. 116

    September 29, 2008

  • A sip of it will put hair on your hair.

    December 30, 2009