from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Kirsch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A distilled spirit made from cherries, usually of the variety Cerasus avium; kirsch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alcoholic liquor, obtained by distilling the fermented juice of the small black cherry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spirituous liquor obtained by distilling the fruit of Prunus avium, a European wild cherry.
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.
I like this...a little kirschwasser on the side...
Ah, so that explayns whut teh kirschwasser is for!
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.
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.
Often a bit of spirits—flavored schnapps or kirschwasser—is added as part of the hot liquid used to soften the pears.
Its exports are principally horses, cottons, watches, and kirschwasser, (or spirit extracted from the cherry) there are manufactories of silks, and woollen stuffs, and its gunpowder is in much estimation throughout Europe.
Taste that, master; take a small glass of kirschwasser, and then lie down.
Christian rose, set the bottle of kirschwasser on the window-sill, and went out.
"Why, Mary, that was brandy and kirschwasser, and two or three other things."