noun pl. brandies
- an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine
- a similar liquor distilled from the fermented juice of a specified fruit: cherry brandy
Origin: earlier brandywine < Du brandewijn, lit., burnt wine: so called from being distilled
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noun pl. bran·dies
Origin: Short for brandy-wine, from Dutch brandewijn : brandende, present participle of branden, to burn; see gwher- in Indo-European roots + wijn, wine; see wine.