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  • n. A variety of plum having dark-skinned fruit
  • n. A liqueur made from the fruit


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  • With an unsteady but insistent line, he portrays the faces of friends and artists, a handful of quetsch plums, an old bicycle, a dead badger and a host of other subjects; and with his clear, sinuous prose, he gives an account of how the contours of reality "harass" the act of drawing.

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  • "The lower level of the rack holds five bottles of fruit brandies: kirsch, apricot, quetsch, plum, raspberry."

    -- Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec, translated by David Bellos, p 325

    Though quetsch is apparently a variety of plum brandy, according to

    June 17, 2008