Definitions

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

  • noun Kirsch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A spirituous liquor obtained by distilling the fruit of Prunus avium, a European wild cherry.

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

  • noun An alcoholic liquor, obtained by distilling the fermented juice of the small black cherry.

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

  • noun A distilled spirit made from cherries, usually of the variety Cerasus avium; kirsch.

Etymologies

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

[German : Kirsche, cherry (from Middle High German kirse, kirsche, from Old High German kirsa, from Vulgar Latin *ceresia; see cherry) + Wasser, water (from Middle High German, from Old High German wassar; see wed- in Indo-European roots).]

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German Kirschwasser

Examples

  • When the review was over we went to the Count's house, and there, for the first time in my life, I tasted kirschwasser, a very strong liquor distilled from cherries.

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  • I like this...a little kirschwasser on the side...

    Black Forest Cupcakes

  • Slightly drier was the kirschwasser from Oregon's Clear Creek Distillery, and though the sweetness of the cherries doesn't quite come through, the fruit is front and center.

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  • Ah, so that explayns whut teh kirschwasser is for!

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  • Often a bit of spirits—flavored schnapps or kirschwasser—is added as part of the hot liquid used to soften the pears.

    Celebration Breads

  • Heat the milk to 110°F and add it to the yeast along with the kirschwasser, butter, eggs, yolks, extract, salt, zest, sugar, and 2 cups flour.

    Celebration Breads

  • Heat the milk to 110°F and add it to the yeast along with the kirschwasser, butter, eggs, yolks, extract, salt, zest, sugar, and 2 cups flour.

    Celebration Breads

  • Often a bit of spirits—flavored schnapps or kirschwasser—is added as part of the hot liquid used to soften the pears.

    Celebration Breads

  • Often a bit of spirits—flavored schnapps or kirschwasser—is added as part of the hot liquid used to soften the pears.

    Celebration Breads

  • Heat the milk to 110°F and add it to the yeast along with the kirschwasser, butter, eggs, yolks, extract, salt, zest, sugar, and 2 cups flour.

    Celebration Breads

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